bluepoint

bluepoint

[bloo-point]
noun
a small oyster, especially one from the oyster beds near Blue Point, Long Island, usually served raw on the half shell or in a cocktail.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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bluepoint

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