Definition of Blue flag

1. Noun. A common iris of the eastern United States having blue or blue-violet flowers; root formerly used medicinally.

Exact synonyms: Iris Versicolor
Generic synonyms: Flag, Fleur-de-lis, Iris, Sword Lily

Definition of Blue flag

1. Noun. A quality award given to European beaches, based on cleanliness and water quality. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Flag

blue devil
blue devils
blue dextran
blue disease
blue dome cyst
blue dot sign
blue dwarf
blue elder
blue elderberry
blue eye cod
blue false indigo
blue fever
blue fig
blue films
blue flag (current term)
blue flash
blue flashes
blue fleabane
blue flu
blue flyer
blue fox
blue foxes
blue funk
blue giant
blue giants
blue goose
blue grama
blue green

Literary usage of Blue flag

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

1. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"THE BONNIE blue flag. WE are a band of brothers, and native to the soil, ... Hurrah! hurrah 1 for the bonnie blue flag That bears a single star. ..."

2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"THE BONNIE blue flag By HARRY McCARTHY [Like "Dixie," this famous song? originated in the ... Hurrah for the Bonnie blue flag that bears a Single Star! ..."

3. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Come rally round the Bonnie blue flag That bears a single star! We've borne the Yankee trickery, The Yankee gibe and sneer, Till Yankee insolence and pride ..."

4. Flags of the World by Byron McCandless, Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor (1917)
"When a consul goes aboard a vessel of the navy on official business, a blue flag with a centered letter ā€œCā€ inclosed imm a circle of thir,AS ..."

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