Definition of Blue Cross from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Blue Cross

    ; NAmE
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  1. 1the largest private health insurance company in the US. It was formed in 1929 and in 1982 joined with its rival Blue Shield, which began in 1917. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association consists of 37 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies covering the whole of the US and Puerto Rico.
  2. 2the Blue Cross a British charity organization that treats sick animals, finds homes for animals whose owners do not want them or cannot keep them, and teaches people about pet care