Definition of bluestone in English:

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bluestone

Pronunciation: /ˈbluːstəʊn/

noun

[mass noun]
1Any of various bluish or grey building stones.
Example sentences
  • Sullivan leveled the top of the slope and installed a lawn, then built stairs of 3-inch-thick, randomly cut chunks of Connecticut bluestone on the base rock.
  • Adjacent to the lower pool, Sargent placed a patio paved with Connecticut bluestone.
  • A winding path of bluestone connects the house to the pool and a new patio.
1.1 [count noun] Any of the smaller stones made of dolerite found in the inner part of Stonehenge.
Example sentences
  • The Preseli Hills, source of the Stonehenge bluestones, lie within one of the highly radiogenic areas in which the ‘Boscombe Bowmen’ were born.
  • The first such structure comprised two concentric circles of bluestones imported from southwest Wales set up around 2500 bc.
  • Several bluestones in the central oval were removed so that the remaining eleven formed a horseshoe imitating the trilithon setting.

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