bloodwood tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bloodwood tree spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
    • n bloodwood tree deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers; yields a red juice and heavy strong durable wood
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Usage

In literature:

A bloodwood tree was marked on both sides, on the S. bank.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine" by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
The bergue was covered with fine bloodwood trees, stringy-bark and box.
"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
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