bloodstone

[bluhd-stohn]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. bloodshot,
  2. bloodstain,
  3. bloodstained,
  4. bloodstock,
  5. bloodstock industry,
  6. bloodstream,
  7. bloodsucker,
  8. bloodthirsty,
  9. bloodwood,
  10. bloodworm

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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