dragon's blood

noun

Definition of dragon's blood

: any of several resinous mostly dark-red plant products specifically : a resin from the fruit of a palm (genus Daemonorops) used for coloring varnish and in photoengraving

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Recent Examples on the Web Today, the museum's collection has some 15,000 objects ranging from potion ingredients such as dragon's blood, mandrake root and lavender (Harry Potter fans will love it) to a particularly frightening blood-letting device. Patti Nickell, Dallas News, "History comes to life in vibrant Alexandria, Va.," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of dragon's blood

circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dragon's blood was circa 1598

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“Dragon's blood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragon%27s%20blood. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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