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Quaker \Quak"er\, n.

  1. One who quakes.

  2. One of a religious sect founded by George Fox, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See Friend, n., 4.

    Fox's teaching was primarily a preaching of repentance . . . The trembling among the listening crowd caused or confirmed the name of Quakers given to the body; men and women sometimes fell down and lay struggling as if for life.
    --Encyc. Brit.

  3. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. The nankeen bird.

    2. The sooty albatross.

    3. Any grasshopper or locust of the genus Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.

      Quaker buttons. (Bot.) See Nux vomica.

      Quaker gun, a dummy cannon made of wood or other material; -- so called because the sect of Friends, or Quakers, hold to the doctrine, of nonresistance.

      Quaker ladies (Bot.), a low American biennial plant ( Houstonia c[ae]rulea), with pretty four-lobed corollas which are pale blue with a yellowish center; -- also called bluets, and little innocents.


n. (plural of bluet English)

Bluets (book)

Bluets is a book of poetry by the American author Maggie Nelson published by Wave Books (Seattle) in 2009. The poetry book includes Nelson's reflections on the history of the color blue, color theory, and the author's personal narrative. The book is full of references to other writers, as well as philosophers and thinkers including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Theory of Colours, and Ludwig Wittgenstein's Remarks on Colour. .

Usage examples of "bluets".

Above all, there would be wildflowers in dazzling profusion, blossoming from every twig, pushing valiantly through the fertile litter on the forest floor, carpeting every sunny slope and stream bank—trillium and trailing arbutus, Dutchmen’s breeches, jack-in-the-pulpit, mandrake, violets, snowy bluets, buttercups and bloodroot, dwarf iris, columbine and wood sorrel, and other cheerful, nodding wonders almost beyond counting.