Blue" book`(). 1. A parliamentary publication, so called from its blue paper covers. [Eng.]
2. The United States official "Biennial Register."
blue-bottle(), 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.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
(Zol.) A large and troublesome species of blowfly (Musca vomitoria). Its body is steel blue.
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