[[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. 2014.

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