boojum tree

[boo-juh m]


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

Nearby words

  1. boogie-woogie,
  2. boogieman,
  3. boohai,
  4. boohoo,
  5. boojie,
  6. book,
  7. book bag,
  8. book burning,
  9. book club,
  10. book clubs

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)

Also called cirio. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019