[bloo-woo d]


a shrub or small tree, Condalia obovata, of the buckthorn family, of western Texas and northern Mexico, often forming dense chaparral.

Nearby words

  1. bluetit,
  2. bluetongue,
  3. bluetooth,
  4. bluette,
  5. blueweed,
  6. bluey,
  7. bluff,
  8. bluffing,
  9. bluffly,
  10. bluffs

Origin of bluewood

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; blue + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bluewood

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

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson