bloodwood

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From blood +‎ wood.

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bloodwood (countable and uncountable, plural bloodwoods)

  1. Any of various trees having red wood:
    1. (Australia) Certain eucalypts
      • 1988, Tom Cole, Hell West and Crooked, Angus & Robertson 1995, p. 255:
        I cut bloodwood saplings and shaped a new pair of shafts with an adze.
      1. woody-fruited bloodwood, genus Corymbia (formerly Eucalyptus subg. Corymbia)
      2. paper-fruited bloodwood, Eucalyptus subg. Blakella
    2. (Jamaica) A loblolly bay (tree) (Gordonia haematoxylon).
    3. Brosimum paraense, a tree found in Central and South America.
    4. Any of several trees from the genus Pterocarpus, of the African and Asian tropics.
    5. Haematoxylum campechianum, a tree from Mexico.
  2. (uncountable) The wood of such trees.

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