blue·​point | \ ˈblü-ˌpȯint How to pronounce bluepoint (audio) \

Definition of bluepoint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a small oyster (Crassostrea virginica) typically from the south shore of Long Island

blue point

\ ˈblü-ˌpȯint How to pronounce blue point (audio) \

Definition of blue point (Entry 2 of 2)

of a domestic cat
: having a bluish-cream body coat with dark gray points

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Other Words from bluepoint


blue point noun

Examples of bluepoint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ever watch an oyster shucker at a restaurant work through a dozen Beausoleils or bluepoints? Nikita Richardson, Bon Appetit, "They're easy to buy online now, so it's time to get over your fears.," 19 Oct. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Leyland cypress and blue point juniper are good choices for small landscape trees., "Calvin Finch: Your guide to living Christmas trees that can be planted in San Antonio gardens after the holidays," 26 Nov. 2020 Tree varieties that fit the dual role include Arizona cypress, Aleppo pine, Deodora cedar, Japanese black pine, Italian stone pine and blue point juniper. Calvin Finch,, "The best living evergreen Christmas trees you can plant later in your San Antonio garden," 28 Nov. 2019 Mounds of ice-cold blue points and six other varieties of oysters sit stacked up front, calling your name. Michael Hiller, Los Angeles Times, "The biggest draw at Vegas oyster bars? It’s not the oysters. It’s the pan roasts," 10 Sep. 2019 There are a plethora of patterns and colors, from a lattice to red, white, and blue pointed stars. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Raf Simons Brings Americana to a New Medium: Calvin Klein Chairs," 11 June 2018 The new menu includes dishes such as Florida grouper, snapper, Spanish mackerel and blue point oysters, as well as steaks made with Seminole Pride beef. Kyle Arnold,, "New Latitude & Longitude restaurant brings in hydroponics to go local," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bluepoint


1789, in the meaning defined above


1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bluepoint


Blue Point, Long Island, New York

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The first known use of bluepoint was in 1789

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“Bluepoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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