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[blak-woo d]
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  1. William,1776–1834, English publisher.
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Historical Examples

  • But that's no reason why John shouldn't send his story to Blackwood's Magazine.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • He replied, "God bless you, Blackwood; I shall never see you again."

  • Oh, Blackwood, it is 'not I that have made him, but he himself.'

  • The period is that which follows on my connection with Blackwood's Magazine.


    Joseph Conrad

  • Verses from his pen have appeared in Blackwood's and Tait's Magazines.

British Dictionary definitions for blackwood


  1. Also called: Sally Wattle a tall Australian acacia tree, A. melanoxylon, having small clusters of flowers and curved pods and yielding highly valued black timber
  2. any of various trees or shrubs of the leguminous genus Dalbergia, esp D. melanoxylon (of Africa) or D. latifolia (of India), yielding black wood used for carving and musical instruments
  3. the wood of any of these trees
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  1. bridge a conventional bidding sequence of four and five no-trumps, which are requests to the partner to show aces and kings respectively
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Word Origin

C20: named after Easeley F. Blackwood, its American inventor


  1. Algernon (Henry). 1869–1951, British novelist and short-story writer; noted for his supernatural tales
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