- a pill of blue mass, used in medicine chiefly as a cathartic.
Origin of blue pill
First recorded in 1785–95
Also called mercury mass.
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The time will come, we may hope, when doctors will prescribe bird-gazing instead of blue-pill.Birds in the Bush