[ bloo-blos-uh m ]
/ ˈbluˌblɒs əm /
a shrub, Ceanothus thyrsiflorus, of the buckthorn family, abundant in the western U.S., having finely toothed oblong leaves and lilaclike clusters of blue flowers.
Also called blue myrtle.
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