bluestone

[bloo-stohn]
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noun

a bluish, argillaceous sandstone used for building purposes, flagging, etc.

Nearby words

  1. bluesman,
  2. bluesnarfing,
  3. bluest eye, the,
  4. bluestem,
  5. bluestocking,
  6. bluesy,
  7. bluet,
  8. bluethroat,
  9. bluethroat pikeblenny,
  10. bluetick

Origin of bluestone

First recorded in 1645–55; blue + stone

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British Dictionary definitions for bluestone

bluestone

noun

a blue-grey sandstone containing much clay, used for building and paving
the blue crystalline form of copper sulphate
a blue variety of basalt found in Australia and used as a building stone
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