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English Dictionary: bloodstone by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
bloodstone
n
  1. green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood [syn: bloodstone, heliotrope]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bloodstone \Blood"stone`\, n. (Min.)
      (a) A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if
            with blood; hence the name; -- called also {heliotrope}.
      (b) Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or
            [bd]streak.[b8]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hematite \Hem"a*tite\, n. [L. haematites, Gr. [?] bloodlike, fr.
      a"i^ma, a"i`matos, blood.] (Min.)
      An important ore of iron, the sesquioxide, so called because
      of the red color of the powder. It occurs in splendent
      rhombohedral crystals, and in massive and earthy forms; --
      the last called red ocher. Called also {specular iron},
      {oligist iron}, {rhombohedral iron ore}, and {bloodstone}.
      See {Brown hematite}, under {Brown}.
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