blue plate


a plate, often decorated with a blue willow pattern, divided by ridges into sections for holding apart several kinds of food.
Also called blue plate special. a specially priced main course, as of meat and vegetables, listed as an item on a menu, especially in an inexpensive restaurant.

Nearby words

  1. blue pencil,
  2. blue peter,
  3. blue phlox,
  4. blue pike,
  5. blue pill,
  6. blue point,
  7. blue pointer,
  8. blue pus,
  9. blue racer,
  10. blue riband

Origin of blue plate

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019