Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bird, the blue titmouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The bluepoll.
  • n. The blue bonnet or blue titmouse.
  • n. A Scot; a Scotchman; -- so named from wearing a blue bonnet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish said to be of the salmon kind, with blue spots on its head.
  • n. Same as bluebonnet
  • n. In botany: Some blue-flowered species of Scabiosa, as S. succisa and S. arvensis. The bluebottle, Centaurea Cyanus.
  • n. Same as bluebonnet, 3.
  • n. In coal-mining, a blue or brownish halo around the flame of the safety-lamp, indicating the presence of a dangerous quantity of fire-damp.

Etymologies

blue +‎ cap (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He said something to Drogo and then to the bluecap, and we started off, with Drogo in the lead and the bluecap with the bags in the rear.

    The Black Mountain

  • I shelled it out, was instructed to give the bluecap a buck and did so after he had handed the luggage up to the pilot, and steadied the portable stile while Wolfe engineered himself up and in.

    The Black Mountain

  • I watched a bluecap or blue titmouse feeding her young, whose nest was in a wall close to an orchard.

    Life and Remains of John Clare

  • "It's a bit of a landmark," said Gabor Luka, 40, a bespectacled veterinarian, who co-owns the 2,152-square-foot home with his brother, Tibor Luka, 43, a financial adviser who owns bluecap, a wealth management and pension planning company in Geneva.

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