blue·​stone ˈblü-ˌstōn How to pronounce bluestone (audio)
: a building stone of bluish-gray color

Examples of bluestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside on the property are a bluestone patio, an outdoor fireplace, an outdoor living room, a gas fire pit, a pool, an infinity spa and a pool house. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 The fireplace is clad in stone native to the area: bluestone, along with fluorite (green) and quartz crystals (white/clear/brown) from the New Hampshire mine of the homeowner’s brother. John R. Ellement,, 26 Apr. 2023 The area’s state representative, Jonathan Fritz, said an overwhelming number of his constituents favor natural gas drilling, an important economic engine in a county where farming, logging and bluestone quarrying were primary industries. Michael Rubinkam, Fortune, 20 Dec. 2023 The secondary townhouse bathrooms have with a shower-tub combo with white porcelain tile shower surround and a bluestone tile floor. Benjamin C Tankersley, Washington Post, 5 July 2023 The backyard has a bluestone patio and a plunge pool. John R. Ellement,, 26 July 2023 Many grave markers during that time were made of inexpensive wood, concrete or soft sandstone; hers was made from Virginia bluestone. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, 28 June 2023 The pair have identified four outcrops in the Preseli Hills that contributed bluestone monoliths to Stonehenge. National Geographic, 19 July 2022 The bluestone patio has large-format tiles and offers space for a seating area or two. John R. Ellement,, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bluestone was in 1709

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“Bluestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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