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boojum

noun boo·jum \ˈbü-jəm\

Definition of BOOJUM

:  a tall spiny long-lived desert tree (Fouquieria columnaris syn. Idria columnaris) native to northwestern Mexico and related to the ocotillo
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Origin of BOOJUM

perhaps from boojum, an imaginary creature in The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll; from its grotesque appearance
First Known Use: 1951

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