Definition of bloodwood

: any of numerous trees having a red juice or red wood: such as
a Australia
(1) : any of several eucalypts (such as Eucalyptus corymbosa)
(2) : a tree (Baloghia lucida) the sap of which is used as a paint
b in tropical America
(1) : logwood
(3) : any of several plants of the genus Pterocarpus
(4) : a tree of the genus Vismia
c in the East Indies : queen's crape myrtle

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“Bloodwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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