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blue blood

also 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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an aristocratic person
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