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blu•et  (blo̅o̅it),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant BiologyUsually,  bluets. Also called  innocence, Quaker-ladies. any of several North American plants of the genus Houstonia (or Hedyotis), of the madder family, esp. H. caerulea, a low-growing plant having four-petaled blue and white flowers.
  2. Plant Biologyany of various other plants having blue flowers.
  • 1400–50; late Middle English blewet, blewed, variant of Middle English bloweth, blowed (see blue, blae); suffix perh. Old English -et, as in thicket

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