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bloodwood


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Logwood  \Log"wood`\n.  [So  called  from  being  imported  in  logs.] 
  The  heartwood  of  a  tree  ({H[ae]matoxylon  Campechianum}),  a 
  native  of  South  America,  It  is  a  red,  heavy  wood,  containing 
  a  crystalline  substance  called  h[ae]matoxylin,  and  is  used 
  largely  in  dyeing.  An  extract  from  this  wood  is  used  in 
  medicine  as  an  astringent.  Also  called  {Campeachy  wood},  and 
  {bloodwood}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodwood  \Blood"wood\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  tree  having  the  wood  or  the  sap  of  the  color  of  blood. 
 
  Note:  Norfolk  Island  bloodwood  is  a  euphorbiaceous  tree 
  ({Baloghia  lucida}),  from  which  the  sap  is  collected 
  for  use  as  a  plant.  Various  other  trees  have  the  name 
  chiefly  on  account  of  the  color  of  the  wood,  as 
  {Gordonia  H[ae]matoxylon}  of  Jamaica,  and  several 
  species  of  Australian  {Eucalyptus};  also  the  true 
  logwood  ({  H[ae]matoxylon  campechianum}).