- any of several Australian trees of the genus Eucalyptus, as E. gummifera or E. ptychocarpa, having rough, scaly bark.
- an African tree, Pterocarpus angolensis, having reddish wood.
- the wood of any of these trees.
Origin of bloodwood
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Examples from the Web for bloodwood
The range was of red soil, timbered with bloodwood, and stringy-bark.The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine
Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
Ironbark, box, bloodwood, and Moreton-Bay ash formed the principal trees with which the country was openly timbered.Journals of Australian Explorations
A C and F T Gregory
Occasional clumps of mulga break the even line of the horizon, and, in the valleys, thickets or belts of bloodwood are seen.
First we hunted the neighbouring hills without success, and then crossed on to the bloodwood flat which had appeared like a creek.
It is undulating poor land of a sandstone formation, grassed with triodia and wooded with ironbark and bloodwood.Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria
- any of several species of Australian eucalyptus that exude a red sap
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