[ bloo-point ]
/ ˈbluˌpɔɪnt /
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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.
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Origin of bluepoint
An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
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Other definitions for bluepoint (2 of 2)
a Siamese cat having a light-colored body and darker, bluish-gray points.
Origin of blue point
First recorded in 1940–45
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How to use bluepoint in a sentence
The two pieces were bolted instantly, as a hungry man bolts a "bluepoint."The Haunters of the Silences|Charles G. D. Roberts