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BLUE DEVIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blue devil mean? 

BLUE DEVIL (noun)
  The noun BLUE DEVIL has 2 senses:

1. a coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States
2. the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic

  Familiarity information: BLUE DEVIL used as a noun is rare.


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BLUE DEVIL (noun)


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Meaning:

A coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Echium vulgare; blueweed; blue thistle; blue devil; viper's bugloss

Hypernyms ("blue devil" is a kind of...):

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Holonyms ("blue devil" is a member of...):

Echium; genus Echium (a genus of bristly herbs and shrubs of the family Boraginaceae)


Sense 2blue devil [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

amobarbital sodium; Amytal; blue angel; blue devil; blue

Hypernyms ("blue devil" is a kind of...):

amobarbital (a barbiturate with sedative and hypnotic effects; used to relive insomnia and as an anticonvulsant)


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