Definition of Bloodstone

1. Noun. Green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood.

Exact synonyms: Heliotrope
Generic synonyms: Calcedony, Chalcedony



Definition of Bloodstone

1. n. A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; -- called also heliotrope.

Definition of Bloodstone

1. Noun. A green chalcedony that has been sprinkled with red spots (which resemble blood, hence the name). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bloodstone

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Medical Definition of Bloodstone

1. A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; called also heliotrope. Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or "streak." Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloodstone

bloodsheddings
bloodsheds
bloodshotten
bloodsport
bloodsports
bloodspot
bloodspots
bloodstain
bloodstained
bloodstains
bloodstick
bloodsticks
bloodstock
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bloodstone (current term)
bloodstones
bloodstream
bloodstreams
bloodstroke
bloodsucker
bloodsuckers
bloodsucking
bloodthirst
bloodthirstier
bloodthirstiest
bloodthirstily
bloodthirstiness
bloodthirsty
bloodulf

Literary usage of Bloodstone

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1. A Book of Precious Stones: The Identification of Gems and Gem Minerals, and by Julius Wodiska (1909)
"One of the most striking traditions which concern bloodstone is that it originated at the crucifixion of ... The body of bloodstone is translucent to opaque ..."

2. Precious Stones and Gems: Their History, Sources and Characteristics by Edwin William Streeter (1898)
"In the Royal Collection in Paris is a bust of our Lord Jesus Christ in bloodstone, so executed that the red spots of the stone stand out like real drops of ..."

3. A manual of precious stones and antique gems by Hodder Michael Westropp (1874)
"—bloodstone . " Heliotropium," Pliny writes, " is found in ^Ethiopia, Africa, ... This stone is undoubtedly the modern bloodstone, an opaque green jasper, ..."

4. The Gem-cutter's Craft by Leopold Claremont (1906)
"bloodstone or Heliotrope is a dull, sage-green variety, translucent to almost opaque. It owes its name to the presence of blood-red spots, ..."

5. Mineralogy Simplified: Easy Methods of Identifying Minerals, Including Ores by Henry Erni (1901)
"... HELIOTROPE or bloodstone, bright leek green, with red spots due to hematite. • -,' AGATE, banded or variegated in several colors. ..."

6. Underground Life: Or, Mines and Miners by Louis Simonin, Henry William Bristow (1869)
"Jasper, bloodstone, Carnelian.— The Group of Irregulars; Malachite, Marcasite, Miroir des Incas, Amber.— Ambergris.—Jet or Black Amber.—Pearl.—Coral. ..."

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