boojum tree
cirio cirio n. the candlewood of Mexico and couthwestern California ({Idria columnaris} or {Fouquieria columnaris}), having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowers; -- called also the {boojum tree}.

Syn: boojum tree, {Fouquieria columnaris}, {Idria columnaris}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • boojum tree — /booh jeuhm/ a tree, Idria columnaris, native to Baja California, having spreading spiny branches, deciduous leaves, and yellow flowers. Also called cirio. [1960 65; after the boojum, an imaginary creature invented by Lewis Carroll in the poem… …   Universalium

  • boojum tree — noun candlewood of Mexico and southwestern California having tall columnar stems and bearing honey scented creamy yellow flowers • Syn: ↑cirio, ↑Fouquieria columnaris, ↑Idria columnaris • Hypernyms: ↑candlewood • Member Holonyms: ↑Fouquieria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • The Hunting of the Snark — (An Agony in 8 Fits) is a nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) in 1874, when he was 42 years old. [ [ lewis/the hunting of the snark/ Poem as presented by]… …   Wikipedia

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