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[bloo-woo d]
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  1. a shrub or small tree, Condalia obovata, of the buckthorn family, of western Texas and northern Mexico, often forming dense chaparral.

Origin of bluewood

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; blue + wood1
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Historical Examples

  • Bluewood (Condalia obovata) is a related Texas species, called also logwood and purple haw.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson