- 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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The two pieces were bolted instantly, as a hungry man bolts a "bluepoint."The Haunters of the Silences
Charles G. D. Roberts