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.
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.
Group relationships: Genus Haematoxylon, Genus Haematoxylum, Haematoxylon, Haematoxylum
Terms within: Logwood
Generic synonyms: Blackwood, Blackwood Tree
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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. ..."