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

Examples of dragon's blood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dragon's blood tree, which gets its name from the thick blood-red sap that oozes from its scaly bark when the tree is damaged, takes about 200 years to reach maturity. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2010 The Socotran landscape dominated by dragon's blood trees. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 8 May 2015 The Socotra dragon's blood tree is one of the most resilient tree species on Earth. Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2010 Her bar soaps feature a range of scents, including deep woods, Tahitian gardenia and dragon's blood. Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 July 2021 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, 30 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 28 May. 2024.

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