Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variety of deep-green chalcedony flecked with red jasper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A variety of hematite, having a finely fibrous structure and a reniform surface.
  • noun A variety of quartz having a greenish base, with small spots of red jasper, looking like drops of blood, scattered through it. This kind of bloodstone is also called heliotrope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; -- called also heliotrope.
  • noun Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or “streak.”

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A green chalcedony that has been sprinkled with red spots (which resemble blood, hence the name).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood

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Examples

  • "It is called a bloodstone," T’Shael said on yet another day.

    Dwellers in the Crucible

  • In the booty captured in a savage raid, Kane discovers a ring, a bloodstone, which is key to the power that lies buried, inactive but not dea, within the forest.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Bloodstone - Karl Edward Wagner

  • There was an unfacetted crimson gem (he vaguely remembered having heard a similar gem called a bloodstone) in the grip, just behind one of the smooth, tapering arms of the guard.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • Courtesy of S.J. Phillips Ltd Rococo gold-mounted bloodstone teapot, circa 1820, probably Germany.

    The Art World's Yearly Pilgrimage

  • The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.

    Shadow Princess

  • In the end she had opted for muted colors—sard for brown, yellow limestone the brightest of her choices, a dull green jasper, and the sharp black-olive of bloodstone.

    Shadow Princess

  • But I was tired and couldn't be sure I actually recalled stampeding giraffes, falling heliotropes, bloodstone storms, an old child with no eyes, wrapped in waves; I couldn't; and you had dropped like a minnow of a brittle star into my flat trap of a lap, my darling sour ancient fish.

    Minnows

  • I added the bloodstone to the items I was packing, then retrieved the scrying crystal and packed it, too, shoebox and all.

    Fatal Circle

  • The false cenotaph in the public upper chamber was in white marble, the color of freshly drawn milk, inlaid profusely with stylized flowers in tiers—a lapis lazuli blue, a jasper red, a bloodstone black, an agate and sard brown, a carnelian orange, a chlorite and jade green, and a yellow limestone.

    Shadow Princess

  • In the end she had opted for muted colors—sard for brown, yellow limestone the brightest of her choices, a dull green jasper, and the sharp black-olive of bloodstone.

    Shadow Princess

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