Definition of Bloodwood tree

1. Noun. Deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow flowers; yields a red juice and heavy strong durable wood.

Exact synonyms: Kiaat, Pterocarpus Angolensis
Group relationships: Genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus
Generic synonyms: Tree



2. Noun. 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.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bloodwood Tree

bloodsucker
bloodsuckers
bloodsucking
bloodthirst
bloodthirstier
bloodthirstiest
bloodthirstily
bloodthirstiness
bloodthirsty
bloodulf
bloodwit
bloodwite
bloodwites
bloodwits
bloodwood
bloodwood tree (current term)
bloodwoods
bloodwork
bloodworm
bloodworms
bloodwort
bloodwort family
bloodworts
bloody
bloody(a)
bloody-minded
bloody-mindedness
bloody-warrior
bloody Nora
bloody flux

Literary usage of Bloodwood tree

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1. A Contribution to the Flora of Australia by William Woolls (1867)
"... diameter may bo nearly two hundred years old; whilst of a "bloodwood tree," the wood of which is soft and rapid of growth, the age is considerably less. ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants: Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1891)
"The principal Bloodwood-tree of New South Wales and Queensland. A tree attaining large dimensions ; it has a rough furrowed bark and a dark-reddish wood, ..."

3. Botany for High Schools and Colleges by Charles Edwin Bessey (1880)
"... or bloodwood tree of India, is highly valued for its blood-red wood, which, being exceedingly durable in water, is much used in shipbuilding. ..."

4. Forest Culture and Eucalyptus Trees by Ellwood Cooper (1876)
"... West Australian Bed Gum-tree (Eucalyptus calophylla) and the East Australian Bloodwood-tree (Eucalyptus corymbosa) are comparatively large and heavy. ..."

5. Odorographia: A Natural History of Raw Materials and Drugs Used in the by John Charles Sawer (1894)
"The " bloodwood tree." It is found on the coast of New South Wales and South Queensland. This is one of the most suitable of eucalypts for a dry soil. ..."

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