bloodwood tree definition

  • noun:
    • deciduous South African tree having large odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow blossoms; yields a red juice and heavy powerful durable lumber
    • spiny shrub or tiny tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of little brilliant yellow plants and yielding a tough brown or brownish-red heartwood found in organizing a black dye
    • deciduous South African tree having huge odd-pinnate leaves and profuse fragrant orange-yellow plants; yields a red liquid and heavy powerful durable wood
    • spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellowish plants and producing a difficult brown or brownish-red heartwood found in preparing a black dye

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