bloodstone

[bluhd-stohn]
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noun

a greenish variety of chalcedony with small bloodlike spots of red jasper scattered through it.

Origin of bloodstone

First recorded in 1545–55; blood + stone
Also called heliotrope.
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bloodstone

noun

a dark-green variety of chalcedony with red spots: used as a gemstoneAlso called: heliotrope
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