Definition of bluet in English:



  • A low-growing evergreen North American plant with milky-blue flowers.

    Hedyotis or 'Houstonia' caerulea, family Rubiaceae

    • ‘That bluet breaks me up, tiny spring flower late, late in dour October.’
    • ‘He stands as a glad, unnecessary witness to an event - the bluets unseasonable flowering - made possible and then actually made by ‘stamina.’’
    • ‘Those little bluets look so sweet!’
    • ‘I stopped dead in my tracks and grinned real big when I noticed that the lawns are speckled with beautiful little bluets.’
    • ‘The only other large masses of flowers I saw this early in Georgia were little bluets and spring beauties.’


Early 18th century from French, diminutive of bleu ‘blue’.