boojum

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English[edit]

A boojum tree
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Etymology[edit]

Nonsense word from The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

Noun[edit]

boojum (plural boojums)

  1. (physics) A geometric pattern sometimes observed on the surface of superfluid helium-3
  2. A species of tree (Fouquieria columnaris) native to Baja California, Mexico.