noun Etymology: Blue Point, Long Island Date: 1854 a small oyster (Crassostrea virginica) typically from the south shore of Long Island

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  • bluepoint — /blooh poynt /, n. a small oyster, esp. one from the oyster beds near Blue Point, Long Island, usually served raw on the half shell or in a cocktail. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • bluepoint — blue•point [[t]ˈbluˌpɔɪnt[/t]] n. ivt coo an edible Atlantic oyster, Crassotrea virginica, esp. one from off Blue Point, Long Island • Etymology: 1780–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

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