Definition of Blue blood

1. Noun. A member of the aristocracy.

Exact synonyms: Aristocrat, Patrician
Group relationships: Aristocracy, Nobility
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Baronet, Bart, Brahman, Brahmin, Female Aristocrat, Highness, Male Aristocrat, Prince, Princess, Raja, Rajah, Ranee, Rani
Derivative terms: Aristocratical, Patrician



Definition of Blue blood

1. Noun. noble or aristocratic ancestry ¹

2. Noun. an aristocrat ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Blood

blue-winged kookaburra
blue-winged teal
blue African lily
blue air
blue angel
blue ash
blue asphyxia
blue atrophy
blue beech
blue beeches
blue bellies
blue belly
blue beret
blue blood
blue bloods
blue book
blue book exam
blue book exams
blue box
blue boxes
blue bugle
blue bull
blue card
blue cardinal flower
blue cards
blue cat
blue cataract
blue catfish

Literary usage of Blue blood

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Savoy Opera and the Savoyards by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1899)
"blue blood! blue blood! When virtuous love is sought Thy power is naught, ... blue blood ! blue blood ! &c. Spare us the bitter pain Of stern denials, ..."

2. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"It was originally called ' The Banner of tho Holy Ghost ; ' but James III. changed its name into 'Tho Standard of tho Crafts within Burgh.1 blue blood and ..."

3. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1880)
"The blue blood drawn from an artery, if placed in a closed vessel, undergoes, ... When the blue blood is boiled in the receiver of a mercurial pump the blue ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Owing to intermarriage, there is very little genuine blue blood left in Spain ; but a Spanish family remaining perfectly fair and purely Gothic, ..."

5. Iolanthe: Or The Peer and the Peri. A New and Original Comic Opera in Two Acts by Arthur Sullivan, William Schwenck Gilbert (1882)
"High rank involves no shame; We boast an equal claim With him of humble name To be respected. blue blood! blue blood! When virtuous love is sought, ..."

6. The Savoy Opera and the Savoyards by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1894)
"blue blood ! blue blood ! When virtuous love is sought Thy power is naught, Though dating from the flood, blue blood ! CHORUS. blue blood ! blue blood ! &c. ..."

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