blue curls


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blue·curls

also blue curls  (blo͞o′kûrlz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Any of several North American plants of the genus Trichostema in the mint family, having clusters of mostly bluish or purplish flowers with long curved stamens.
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Noun1.blue curls - any of several plants of the genus Trichostema having whorls of small blue flowersblue curls - any of several plants of the genus Trichostema having whorls of small blue flowers
genus Trichostema, Trichostema - genus of North American aromatic herbs or subshrubs: blue curls
black sage, California romero, Trichostema lanatum, wooly blue curls - an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
camphorweed, Trichostema lanceolatum, turpentine camphor weed, vinegarweed - aromatic plant of western United States
Trichostema dichotomum - aromatic plant of the eastern United States
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
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From each hut, blue curls of acrid smoke rise to the overcast skies, contributing to the pall of dust and auto fumes that hangs like a shroud over the city.
Pony - Show Hunter Pony: Hannah Gray (Moelery Ban); Welsh Mountain Pony, Section A: Breian Llewellyn (Fieldcote Blue Curls); Mountain and Moorland: Molly Anne Rees (Treowen Rhys); Riding Pony Breeding: Kate Canton (Haven's Lullaby); Children's Pony, under saddle: Katie Grills (Bellevue Sapphire); Leading rein: Molly Anne Rees (Treowen Christina); Shetland: Katie Gamage (Periwinkle);
And newcomer Emerald made a dramatic entrance in a wig of bright blue curls.