Definition of bloodwood in English:

bloodwood

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noun

Any of a number of hardwood trees with deep red timber, in particular:
  • An Australian gum tree (genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae, in particular E. gummifera).A tree of the Old World tropics (genus Pterocarpus, family Leguminosae), including kiaat.
More example sentences
  • This species of eucalypt here is one of the yellow bloodwoods.
  • The homestead museum sits secluded among the bloodwoods, nutwoods and cabbage gums.
  • The inlaws do the carving of the Pukumani poles which are made from the bloodwood tree, then painted with ochres and erected around the grave.

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