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bluepoint

[bloo-point]
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noun
  1. a small oyster, especially one from the oyster beds near Blue Point, Long Island, usually served raw on the half shell or in a cocktail.

Origin of bluepoint

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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Historical Examples

  • The two pieces were bolted instantly, as a hungry man bolts a "bluepoint."

    The Haunters of the Silences

    Charles G. D. Roberts


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