bluebonnet


bluebonnet
blue•bon•net
[[t]ˈbluˌbɒn ɪt[/t]] n.
1) pln
cornflower 1)
2) pln a blue-flowered lupine, esp. Lupinus subcarnosus, having spikes of light blue flowers with a white or yellow spot: the state flower of Texas
3) clo a broad, flat cap of blue wool, formerly worn in Scotland
4) mil a Scottish soldier who wore such a cap
Etymology: 1675–85

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bluebonnet — [blo͞o′bän΄it] n. 1. a broad, flat cap of blue woolen cloth, formerly worn in Scotland 2. Archaic a Scotsman 3. any of various blue flowered lupines (esp. Lupinus subcarnosus) common in the SW U.S. 4. a cornflower with blue blossoms …   English World dictionary

  • Bluebonnet — Taxobox name = Bluebonnets image width = 240px image caption = Lupinus texensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Genisteae genus = Lupinus ( partim… …   Wikipedia

  • bluebonnet — /blooh bon it/, n. 1. the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus. 2. a blue flowered lupine, esp. Lupinus subcarnosus, having spikes of light blue flowers with a white or yellow spot: the state flower of Texas. 3. a broad, flat cap of blue wool, formerly… …   Universalium

  • bluebonnet — nortielos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Northiella angl. bluebonnet vok. Blutbauchsittich, m rus. кровавобрюхий плоскохвостый попугай, m pranc. perruche à bonnet bleu, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – rozelos siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bluebonnet — nortiela statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Northiella haematogaster; Psephotus haematogaster angl. bluebonnet vok. Blutbauchsittich, m rus. кровавобрюхий плоскохвостый попугай, m pranc. perruche à bonnet bleu, f ryšiai:… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bluebonnet — noun 1. low growing annual herb of southwestern United States (Texas) having silky foliage and blue flowers; a leading cause of livestock poisoning in the southwestern United States • Syn: ↑buffalo clover, ↑Texas bluebonnet, ↑Lupinus subcarnosus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluebonnet — noun Date: 1682 1. a. a wide flat round cap of blue wool formerly worn in Scotland b. one that wears such a cap; specifically scot 2. either of two low growing annual lupines (Lupinus subcarnosus or L. texensis) of Texas with silky foliage and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bluebonnet — noun A name common to several North American species of Lupinus, a kind of flower known for its blue color …   Wiktionary

  • bluebonnet — n. blue beret; Scottish soldier who wore a blue beret; blue lupine (type of flower) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bluebonnet (disambiguation) — Bluebonnet may refer to the following things:* Bluebonnets, a number of lupin species. They are the state flowers of Texas, namely the Texas Bluebonnet ( Lupinus texensis ) * Bluebonnet is the term for the traditional blue coloured version of the …   Wikipedia