Kentucky blue grass, a species of grass (Poa pratensis) which has running rootstocks and spreads rapidly. It is valuable as a pasture grass, as it endures both winter and drought better than other kinds, and is very nutritious.

Blue jay
(Blue" jay`) (Zoöl.) The common jay of the United States The predominant color is bright blue.

(Blue"-john`) n. A name given to fluor spar in Derbyshire, where it is used for ornamental purposes.

(Blue"ly), adv. With a blue color. Swift.

(Blue"ness), n. The quality of being blue; a blue color. Boyle.

(Blue"nose) n. A nickname for a Nova Scotian.

(Blue"poll`) n. [Blue + poll head.] (Zoöl.) A kind of salmon (Salmo Cambricus) found in Wales.

(Blue"print). See under Print.

(Blue"stock`ing) n.

1. A literary lady; a female pedant. [Colloq.]

As explained in Boswell's "Life of Dr. Johnson", this term is derived from the name given to certain meetings held by ladies, in Johnson's time, for conversation with distinguished literary men. An eminent attendant of these assemblies was a Mr. Stillingfleet, who always wore blue stockings. He was so much distinguished for his conversational powers that his absence at any time was felt to be a great loss, so that the remark became common, "We can do nothing without the blue stockings." Hence these meetings were sportively called bluestocking clubs, and the ladies who attended them, bluestockings.

2. (Zoöl.) The American avocet

(Blue"-eye`) n. (Zoöl.) The blue-cheeked honeysucker of Australia.

(Blue"-eyed`) a. Having blue eyes.

Blue-eyed grass
(Blue-eyed grass) (Bot.) a grasslike plant with small flowers of a delicate blue color.

(Blue"fin`) n. (Zoöl.) A species of whitefish (Coregonus nigripinnis) found in Lake Michigan.

(Blue"fish`) n. (Zoöl.)

1. A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangidæ, valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.

2. A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labridæ.

The name is applied locally to other species of fishes; as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.

(Blue"gown`) n. One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, to whim annually on the king's birthday were distributed certain alms, including a blue gown; a beadsman.

Blue grass
(Blue" grass`) (Bot.) A species of grass (Poa compressa) with bluish green stems, valuable in thin gravelly soils; wire grass.

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