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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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, 19 Oct. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Leyland cypress and blue point juniper are good choices for small landscape trees., 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,, 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, 10 Sep. 2019 There are a plethora of patterns and colors, from a lattice to red, white, and blue pointed stars. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 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,, 9 Mar. 2018 See More

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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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“Bluepoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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