Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small oyster (Crassotrea virginica) found chiefly in coastal waters of the eastern United States and usually eaten raw.

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  • n. A small oyster, Crassotrea virginica, from the eastern United States seaboard
  • n. A colourpoint cat with blue markings.

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

  • n. small edible oyster typically from the southern shore of Long Island
  • n. oysters originally from Long Island Sound but now from anywhere along the northeastern seacoast; usually eaten raw

Etymologies

After Blue Point, a locality on Great South Bay, Long Island, New York.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It has more than 5,000 downloads, says Mr. Abrams, and he hasn't been able to measure the number of times people have used the software to share "I just had a bluepoint oyster at The Mermaid Inn" on Facebook and Twitter.

    The Ins and Outs of Mobile Apps

  • So, he launched Oysterpedia, an app that lets users learn the taste profiles of specific oysters, from beausoleil to bluepoint, and note the ones they've tried.

    The Ins and Outs of Mobile Apps

  • Ai haz a sad dis mournin – mai 17 year old bluepoint Himmy crost de rainbow bridj yestirdai, hiz kidneys were failing…

    dog startid it. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • To all the obsessed foodies of the nation, fretting over the choice between Malpeque and bluepoint oysters for the stuffing, the Rev. Ed Miller of St. John's Episcopal Church in McLean, Va., has a word of advice, and it comes from Matthew 6: 31-33: "Therefore do not worry, saying 'what shall we eat?' or 'what shall we drink?' ... but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness."

    Rites Of Comfort

  • Waiters raced around dispensing food that rivaled the Whittier dinner fare: bluepoint oysters; roast fillet of beef larded with mushrooms; breasts of duck covered with currant jelly; cake; fruits; Roquefort and English cheeses—all accompanied by elegant wines and champagnes.

    Mark Twain

  • It's a new experience for the waiters-courtly, old-school professionals-some of whom have worked for M. Rachou for over 20 years (he could strike terror into the hearts of those novices who couldn't tell a belon from a bluepoint).

    Dining with Moira Hodgson

  • The drone of an outboard motor reverberated through a flooded woods outside, then they heard the aluminum bottom of a boat scrape up on land, and a moment later Legion Guidry came through the front door, a cage trap dripping with bluepoint crabs suspended from his fist.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • He was a widower and lived alone except for a ten-kilo purebred, bluepoint Ragdoll cat named Max.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • On this morning Annie had boiled a pot of shrimp and bluepoint crabs and was cleaning the shrimp in a bowl to mix with a pan of dirty rice we had brought from home.

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • I ordered a tray of boiled crawfish and bluepoint crabs with a half bottle of wine and sucked the hot juice out of the shells and dipped the meat in a tomato sauce mixed with horseradish.

    The Lost Get-Back Boogie

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