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Blue

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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Blue

Generally associated with purple (Exodus 25:4; 26:1, 31, 36, etc.). It is supposed to have been obtained from a shellfish of the Mediterranean, the Helix ianthina of Linnaeus. The robe of the high priest's ephod was to be all of this colour (Exodus 28:31), also the loops of the curtains (26:4) and the ribbon of the breastplate (28:28). Blue cloths were also made for various sacred purposes (Numbers 4:6, 7, 9, 11, 12). (See COLOUR.)


Naves Topical Index
Blue

See Colors
Colors


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Blue

BLUE, adjective blu. One of the seven colors, into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism. There are various shades of blue as sky-blue, or azure, Prussian blue indigo blue smalt blue etc.

Prussian blue a combination of the oxyd of iron with an acid called ferro-prussic.

BLU'E, verb transitive To make blue; to dye of a blue color; to make blue by heating, as metals etc.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Blue-bird

BLU'E-BIRD, noun [blue and bird.] A small bird, a species of Motacilla, very common in the U. States. The upper part of the body is blue, and the throat and breast, of a dirty red. It makes its nest in the hole of a tree.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Blue-bonnet

BLU'E-BONNET, noun [blue and bonnet.] A plant, a species of Centaurea.


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Blue-bottle

BLU'E-BOTTLE, an. [blue and bottle.] A plant, a species of Centaurea, called Cyanus, which grows among corn. This and the former plant receive their names from their blue funnel-shaped flowers.

1. A fly with a large blue belly.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Blue-cap

BLU'E-CAP, noun [blue and cap.] A fish of the salmon kind, with blue spots on its head.


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Blue-eyed

BLU'E-EYED, adjective Having blue eyes.


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Blue-fish

BLU'E-FISH, noun [blue and fish.] A fish, a species of Coryphaena, of the order of thoracics, found about the Bahamas, and on the coast of Cuba.


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Blue-haired

BLU'E-HAIRED, adjective Having hair of a blue color.


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Blue-john

BLU'E-JOHN, noun Among miners, fluor spar, a mineral, found in the mines of Derbyshire, and fabricated into vases and other ornamental figures.


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Bluely

BLU'ELY, adverb With a blue color.


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Blueness

BLU'ENESS, noun The quality of being blue; a blue color.


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Blue-throat

BLU'E-THROAT, noun [blue and throat.] A bird with a tawny breast, marked with a sky-blue crescent, inhabiting the northern parts of Europe and Asia.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Blue-veined

BLU'E-VEINED, adjective Having blue veins or streaks.