Logwood Log"wood` . [So called from being imported in logs.] The heartwood of a tree ({H[ae]matoxylon Campechianum}), a native of South America, It is a red, heavy wood, containing a crystalline substance called h[ae]matoxylin, and is used largely in dyeing. An extract from this wood is used in medicine as an astringent. Also called {Campeachy wood}, and {bloodwood}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bloodwood — /blud wood /, n. 1. any of several Australian trees of the genus Eucalyptus, as E. gummifera or E. ptychocarpa, having rough, scaly bark. 2. an African tree, Pterocarpus angolensis, having reddish wood. 3. the wood of any of these trees. [1715… …   Universalium

  • bloodwood — n. tree that has red wood and produces dark red sap like the color of blood (found in Australia and regions of Africa); wood of this tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bloodwood — noun a hardwood tree with deep red wood. [Eucalyptus gummifera (Australia) and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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  • bloodwood — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of numerous trees having a red juice or red wood:as a. Australia (1) : any of several eucalypts (as Eucalyptus corymbosa) (2) : a tree (Baloghia lucida) the sap of which is used a …   Useful english dictionary

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