blue·​stone | \ ˈblü-ˌstōn How to pronounce bluestone (audio) \

Definition of bluestone

: a building stone of bluish-gray color

Examples of bluestone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also a living room with a fireplace, an indoor-outdoor dining room and a center-island kitchen marked by mahogany and bluestone. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Matt Damon’s Zen retreat in the Palisades lists for $21 million," 20 Jan. 2021 Inside, there are English oak hardwood and bluestone tile floors, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the vaulted great room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,824 square feet of living space. oregonlive, "Top 20 most-viewed Oregon homes for sale: Remodels, mansions, farmhouses, floating homes," 19 Dec. 2020 The existing bluestone floor was repaired, then professionally cleaned and sealed. Melissa Feldman, WSJ, "A Pool House Redo in Bedford, N.Y.," 3 Sep. 2020 Work crews could be seen cutting and placing final bluestone sidewalk pavers in the area and laying irrigation systems inside the plant beds. Steve Schering,, "Officials: Lake Street in downtown Oak Park could reopen to traffic this week," 1 Sep. 2020 The Mornington Peninsula tour, now online, features the region’s stunning coastline and rugged basalt formations — source material for Melbourne’s famous bluestone lanes and buildings. Keira Alexander, Travel + Leisure, "Take a Virtual Trip to Victoria, Australia and Explore Its Stunning Landscapes, Fascinating Museums, and Adorable Wildlife," 13 Apr. 2020 And note that the bottom of the stringers rest on top of a bluestone slab, which provides rock-solid support, but also protects the stringers from ground moisture and water damage. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps," 11 Jan. 2020 The outdoor flooring is a combination of marble and bluestone laid in intricate pattern. Mary Grace Metheny, Dallas News, "Peek inside an opulent, Gatsby-like mansion built to help Dallas charities raise money," 26 Feb. 2020 Down the sloping rear grounds, a beautiful landscape with a hot tub, bluestone terraces and stairs descends toward the tennis court and its cool spectator stand. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.5M Bloomfield Hills home full of original art from Cranbrook artists, faculty," 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bluestone

1709, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jan 2021

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“Bluestone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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