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black-and-blue discolored or covered with discolorations from blood coagulated under the skin; bruised.
blue baby an infant born with blue-tinged skin from insufficient oxygen in the blood, caused by a congenital heart or lung defect.
blue blood noble, aristocratic, or socially prominent lineage. [2 definitions]
blue book an official U.S. government publication, such as a report or register, often with a blue cover. [3 definitions]
blue cheese a rich strong-flavored semisoft cheese made of cow's milk and veined with blue mold.
blue chip in poker, a blue playing chip having the highest value. [3 definitions]
blue flag any of several North American wild irises that bear blue flowers.
blue fox the arctic fox during its summer bluish gray phase, or a mutant of the arctic fox that is this color throughout the year. [2 definitions]
blue gum a tall eucalyptus tree native to Australia and widely cultivated in California, with aromatic leaves and a smooth bark that peels off in shreds.
blue in the face exhausted from excessive effort or activity.
blue jay a common jay of eastern North America, with a crest, a bright blue upper body and head, and distinctive white and black markings.
blue law any law prohibiting drinking, dancing, working, or doing business on Sunday.
Blue Man Group a creative organization that provides performance-art theater in the form of a trio of blue-painted entertainers who incorporate such elements as food, odd props, rock music, and audience participation into their show.
blue point a variety of Siamese cat with a pale body and dark bluish gray points.
blue ribbon the emblem awarded as first prize in a contest or competition. [2 definitions]
blue streak (informal) something moving with or as with the speed of lightning. [2 definitions]
blue whale the largest whale, as much as one hundred feet long, with a bluish gray back, yellow undersides, and grooves running lengthwise on the throat and abdomen.
blue-chip denoting common stock that commands a high price because of its record of steady earnings. [2 definitions]
blue-collar of or pertaining to industrial workers or the class of workers who earn wages rather than salaries. (Cf. white-collar.)
blue-pencil to edit or strike out with or as with a blue pencil.