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

Definition of bluestone

: a building stone of bluish-gray color

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Other outdoorsy amenities include a plethora of decks for lounging and a bluestone terrace with pergola. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Lighthouse-inspired home in Maine asks $1.1M," 12 Sep. 2018 The family room fireplace is stacked stone; its floor is bluestone. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Modern addition gives this 90-year-old Birmingham home a dramatic flair," 29 June 2018 Cleaning that 350 square feet of bluestone with a broom used to take me half an hour or more. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "No One Should Live Without a Push Broom," 12 Nov. 2018 This layer provides a softer surface for the bluestones to settle into. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build a Beautiful Bluestone Patio in One Afternoon," 23 Sep. 2016 Sallick's favorites are dense, dark stones like bluestone. Tim Mckeough, ELLE Decor, "Kitchen Tile Shopping Guide," 21 Sep. 2011 One downside is that bluestone is not easy to work with. Peter Martin, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build a Beautiful Bluestone Patio in One Afternoon," 23 Sep. 2016 As for outdoor space, a brick and bluestone patio with a lion head fountain creates a private oasis. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "This Savannah mansion comes with multiple apartments, wants $1.6M," 19 June 2018 Out back, a bluestone patio with a dining area connects to the grassy grounds, which hold a fire pit and swimming pool. Jack Flemming,, "Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones seeks $2.7 million for Maryland mansion," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of bluestone

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bluestone was in 1709

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