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 Outside, a glamorous summer kitchen overlooks a resort-style swimming pool with bluestone terraces. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "The most expensive Houston homes sold this decade," 30 Dec. 2019 The 322-square-foot living room features a bay window on the right and directly across from that a gas fireplace with a bluestone hearth and a metal surround painted a dark black. John Ellement, Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Wayland house mirrors style of fashion trendsetter," 19 Sep. 2019 Outdoor space includes a bluestone patio with a built-in grill, pergola, yard and landscaping., "10,000-square-foot Lakeview mansion with heated driveway: $4.2M," 24 Oct. 2019 But this 1800s bluestone house in Australia is the ultimate unexpected find that words simply can’t describe. Selena Barrientos, House Beautiful, "This Bluestone House in Australia Is an Unexpected Find in a Sea of Listings," 11 Sep. 2019 For much of her childhood, Cortes couldn’t picture herself as a student there, walking among the academic buildings made of bluestone or lounging on the manicured quad, mountain ranges in the offing. Washington Post, "James Madison University set out to help 35 middle schoolers become the first in their families to attend college. Would they succeed?," 31 Aug. 2019 Chemical studies on the stones have revealed their origins: the smaller bluestones hailed from two quarries in Wales, and the larger sarsen stones came from 30km north of Stonehenge. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Did Stonehenge builders use pig grease to help slide megaliths into place?," 5 Aug. 2019 Stonehenge is comprised of megaliths weighing up to 30 tons transported from a site about 30 kilometers to the north, and smaller bluestones from about 140 kilometers away in the Preseli Hills in modern Wales. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Ancient people may have used pig fat to build Stonehenge," 15 July 2019 The family room includes a brick hearth with wood stove and sliders to a bluestone patio. Jon Gorey,, "For sale: Mid-century modern homes in Woburn and Acton," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of bluestone

1709, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2020

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“Bluestone.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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