Blue book

Blue" book`

(). 1. A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper covers. [Eng.]
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2. The United States official "Biennial Register."
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(), n. 1. (Bot.) an annual Eurasian plant (Centaurea cyanus) which grows in grain fields; -- called also bachelor's button. It receives its name from its blue bottle-shaped flowers. Varieties cultivated in North America have showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers
Syn. -- cornflower, bachelor's button.
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2. (Zol.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.
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