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(Plants) a North American rubiaceous plant, Houstonia caerulea, with small four-petalled blue flowers


(ˈblu ɪt)

1. Usu., bluets. a low-growing North American plant, Houstonia caerula, of the madder family, with small four-petaled blue flowers.
2. any of various other plants having blue flowers.
[1400–50; late Middle English blewet, blewed, variant of Middle English bloweth, blowed]
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Meanwhile the bluet lies sway themselves along Over the water's surface, or close by; Not one in ten beyond the grass will fly That closely skirts the stream; nor will your eye Meet any where the sunshine is not strong.
Various local species, along with their cousins, the damselflies, have telling names like ebony jewel-wing, amber-winged spreadwing, red damsel, red bluet, orange bluet, violet dancer, spotted blue darner, sand dragon, calico pennant, blue pirate, green jacket, ruby meadowfly, goldenwing, and red saddlebag.
This is a species of American bluet damselflies, with the technical name Enallagma exsulans, in the family Coenagrionidae.
The familiar bluet Enallagma civile (Coenagrionidae) is distributed from southern Canada to Central America and from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans (Westfall and May, 1996).
It centres on a bluet bear called Waldo who interviews politicians and establishment figures under the pretence that it's all for a children's TV show.
The state endangered Turquoise Bluet (Enallagma divagans) was not observed during this particular survey.
Humor also can be found in minor but no less memorable characters such as the sister aunts, Primrose and Jim Allen, or the youngest Fairchild of them all, Bluet, who is always carrying more than she can handle.
Darum nachtmal von anderm wirt es durch gemeinen essen, figurliche, nachtmalen oder abgewechselte redt malzeiten seinem leyb und unterscheyden wird, bluet nach genennt dann andere gemeyne und dardurch von malzeitten [.
Work with the bluet damselflies (Moody 2002) in Glotzhober's and McShaffrey's Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ohio generated the impetus for this study.
prickly pear, frostweed (Verbesina virginica), Lindheimer senna (Cassia lindheimeriana), knotted hedgeparsley (Torilis nodosa), prairie bluet (Heydotis nigricans), Drummond skullcap (Scutellaria drumondii), white sweetclover (Melilotus albus), oneseed croton (Croton monanthogynus), Indianmallow (Abutilon incanum), common sorrel (Rumex acetosella), sensitivebriar (Schrankia roemeriana), pepperweed (Lepidium virginicum), and Texas bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis).
Und das di selben not Dein reinew mueter muest an sechen, Und was sy mochte dar zue jehen, Das was ir unvervangen, Du mueste vor ir hangen, Sy mochte dir nicht zestaten kemen, Ir was dew chraft mit dir benomen, Ob ich yon herczen minne dich, Sider der pidest umb mich Und vor dem vater dein Bistu der vorspreche mein, Dein heiliges bluet das reiniget mich, Jesw Christ, des lob ich dich?