Bloodwood

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bloodwood (Bot) A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood.Norfolk Island bloodwood is a euphorbiaceous tree (Baloghia lucida), from which the sap is collected for use as a plant. Various other trees have the name, chiefly on account of the color of the wood, as Gordonia Hæmatoxylon of Jamaica, and several species of Australian Eucalyptus; also the true logwood ( Hæmatoxylon campechianum).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bloodwood A name given to logwood, from its color.
    • n bloodwood In Jamaica, a tree of the natural order Ternstrœmiaccæ, Laplaeea hæmatoxylon, with dark-red wood.
    • n bloodwood In Australia, a name of species of Eucalyptus, especially E. corymbosa, yielding the Australian kino.
    • n bloodwood A large timber-tree of India, Lagerstrœmia Flos-Reginæ, natural order Lythraceæ, with soft but durable blood-red wood, which is largely used for boat-building and ship-knees. Also called jarool-tree.
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Usage

In literature:

The timber is bloodwood, string-bark, tea-tree, nonda, and acacia.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine" by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
Occasional clumps of mulga break the even line of the horizon, and, in the valleys, thickets or belts of bloodwood are seen.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
The poplar-gum, the bloodwood, the melaleuca of Mt.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
Ironbark, box, bloodwood, and Moreton-Bay ash formed the principal trees with which the country was openly timbered.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
The country near this part of the river is wooded with stunted bloodwood.
"Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria" by William Landsborough
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In news:

Knight & Hale Introduces Bloodwood Cutter Box.
One level is made with zebrawood and bloodwood, the other from bloodwood and fir.
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