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    please tell me the meanings of ' blue-blooded '

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    Re: blue-blooded

    blue-blooded (adjective) Royal or aristocratic ancestry

    Etymology 19c: a translation of the Spanish sangre azul, probably referring originally to the ‘blue blood' visible in the veins of the fair-skinned pure-blooded aristocratic old families of Castile (as distinct from those with darker skin, of Moorish blood or of mixed race, etc).


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