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 (2) : false 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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