bloodwood

[ bluhd-wood ]
/ ˈblʌdˌwʊd /

noun

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.

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Origin of bloodwood

1715–25; blood + wood1; so called from the color of the sap or wood
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British Dictionary definitions for bloodwood

bloodwood
/ (ˈblʌdˌwʊd) /

noun

any of several species of Australian eucalyptus that exude a red sap
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