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boojum tree

[ boo-juhm ]
/ ˈbu dʒəm /
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noun

a tree, Idria columnaris, native to Baja California, having spreading spiny branches, deciduous leaves, and yellow flowers.

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Origin of boojum tree

1960–65; after the boojum, an imaginary creature invented by Lewis Carroll in the poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
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