blue blood


blue blood
blue blood 1834, translating Sp. sangre azul, claimed by certain families of Castile as uncontaminated by Moorish or Jewish admixture, probably from the notion of the visible veins of people of fair complexion.

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  • blue-blood — blue blood·ed; …   English syllables

  • Blue blood — is an expression from the Spanish phrase sangre azul, indicating noble birth or descent (see more).Blue blood may also refer to:In music * Blue Blood (album), an album by X Japan * Blue Blood (single), a single by Atrocity * Blueblood , an album… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue blood — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue Blood — Blue Blood …   Википедия

  • Blue blood — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue blood — (bl[=u] bl[u^]d ), n. 1. a member of the nobility or aristocracy, or a person of high social status. [1913 Webster] 2. the quality of status that qualifies one as a {blue blood}; used metaphorically, as They have blue blood in their veins. .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue blood — Someone with blue blood is royalty …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • blue blood — blue blooded, adj. /blooh blud / for 1; /blooh blud / for 2 1. an aristocrat, noble, or member of a socially prominent family. 2. aristocratic, noble, or socially prominent lineage or relatives: They boasted a lineage of pure blue blood. [1825… …   Universalium

  • blue blood — 1. descent from nobility 2. a person of such descent; aristocrat: also blueblood n. blue blooded adj …   English World dictionary

  • blue-blood|ed — «BLOO BLUHD ihd», adjective. = aristocratic. (Cf. ↑aristocratic) …   Useful english dictionary