dragon's blood


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

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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a shady place in a garden or forest

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