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blue bloodalso blue·blood (blo͞o′blŭd′)
1. Noble or aristocratic descent.
2. A member of the aristocracy.
[Translation of Spanish sangre azul : sangre, blood + azul, blue (probably from the visible veins of fair-complexioned aristocrats).]
blue′-blood′ed (-blŭd′ĭd) adj.
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royal or aristocratic descent
[C19: translation of Spanish sangre azul]
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blue blood(ˈblu ˌblʌd for 1; ˈblu ˈblʌd for 2 )
1. an aristocrat or member of a socially prominent family.
2. aristocratic or noble lineage.
[1825–35; translation of Sp sangre azul]
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