Definitions

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

  • noun A bluish-gray sandstone used for paving and building.
  • noun A stone similar to this kind of sandstone.

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

  • noun Blue vitriol.
  • noun A grayish blue building stone, as that commonly used in the eastern United States.

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

  • noun UK A form of dolerite which appears blue when wet or freshly broken.
  • noun UK Any of several massive stones used to construct Stonehenge.
  • noun US A feldspathic sandstone in the U.S.
  • noun US A form of limestone native to the Shenandoah Valley
  • noun Australia A basalt or olivine basalt.
  • noun Australia, South Australia Slate from quarries in or near Adelaide.

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

  • noun bluish-grey sandstone used for paving and building

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Destruction by poisoning is accomplished by inoculating the thick leaves with arsenic or bluestone, which is sprayed upon them after the plants have been hacked so that the poison may be absorbed by the sap, which distributes the deadly substance.

    Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania

  • South African cooks were accused of putting "bluestone" (or copper sulfate) in Army food.

    Miss Yourlovin: GIs, Gender, and Domesticity during World War II

  • "bluestone" with which its fiery contents were strengthened, would work the passionate natures, on which it was to play, up to the proper crime-committing pitch.

    The Story of the Foss River Ranch

  • And, she adds, at a time when essential City services are under real financial pressure, the city's hiring outside lawyers to fight its citizens instead of fixing the flood-prone city's drainage system, or the uneven bluestone sidewalks that trip visiting pedestrians

    Andrew Reinbach: Historic Preservation Goes Bananas

  • And, she adds, at a time when essential City services are under real financial pressure, the city's hiring outside lawyers to fight its citizens instead of fixing the flood-prone city's drainage system, or the uneven bluestone sidewalks that trip visiting pedestrians

    Andrew Reinbach: Historic Preservation Goes Bananas

  • Then President Bartlet and CJ, under cover of night, climbed up the outside bluestone circus, where the President set a chair on fire with his cigarette and then distracted the Nazis by pretending to be God.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Then President Bartlet and CJ, under cover of night, climbed up the outside bluestone circus, where the President set a chair on fire with his cigarette and then distracted the Nazis by pretending to be God.

    Analyse THAT

  • The stucco was pocked and peeling, and the bluestone walk leading to the front door was cracked and chipped, as thin as fingernails in places.

    The Bird House

  • Features: Study, two fireplaces, a patio, bluestone terraces, a guest suite with a kitchenette, a stocked pond, two-car garage, a barn with two stalls.

    Montgomery, Ala.: Home prices hurt even here

  • The stucco was pocked and peeling, and the bluestone walk leading to the front door was cracked and chipped, as thin as fingernails in places.

    The Bird House

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  • Colloquial name for the copper sulfate once used by potato growers to combat potato blight.

    June 12, 2010

  • *wonders whether this is where the name of a nearby avenue comes from*

    June 15, 2010