blood·​stone ˈbləd-ˌstōn How to pronounce bloodstone (audio)
: a green chalcedony sprinkled with red spots resembling blood

called also heliotrope

Examples of bloodstone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web March birthstone There are two birthstones for March: aquamarine and bloodstone. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2023 Get the bloodstone! Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Oct. 2022 Another highlight is the Petrvs Horse signet ring in 18-karat yellow gold, which features a beautiful bloodstone and an engraved horse inspired by ancient coins and stone carvings. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2022 In addition to glowing red in an otherwise black-and-white world, the bloodstone gives its possessor enhanced strength, protection and longevity. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1504, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bloodstone was in 1504

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“Bloodstone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


blood·​stone -ˌstōn How to pronounce bloodstone (audio)
: a green quartz with red spots

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