Gordonia Haematoxylon
Bloodwood Blood"wood, n. (Bot.) A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood. [1913 Webster]

Note: Norfolk Island bloodwood is a euphorbiaceous tree ({Baloghia lucida}), from which the sap is collected for use as a plant. Various other trees have the name, chiefly on account of the color of the wood, as {Gordonia H[ae]matoxylon} of Jamaica, and several species of Australian {Eucalyptus}; also the true logwood ({ H[ae]matoxylon campechianum}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Gordonĭa — (G. L.). Pflanzengattung, nach Alex. Gordon benannt, aus der Familie der Ternstroemiaceae Gordonieae, Monadelphie, Polyandrie L.; Arten: G. Francklini, G. Lasianthus, G. pubescens, schönblumig, aus Nordamerika; G. haematoxylon, aus Jamaika,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Haematoxylon campechianum — Bloodwood Blood wood, n. (Bot.) A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood. [1913 Webster] Note: Norfolk Island bloodwood is a euphorbiaceous tree ({Baloghia lucida}), from which the sap is collected for use as a plant. Various other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laplacea haematoxylon — Loblolly Lob lol ly, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] Gruel; porridge; so called among seamen. [1913 Webster] {Loblolly bay} (Bot.), an elegant white flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, of the genus {Gordonia} ({Gordonia Lasianthus}), growing in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • loblolly bay — noun a) An elegant white flowered evergreen shrub or small tree, Gordonia lasianthus, growing in the maritime parts of the Southern United States. Its bark is sometimes used in tanning. b) A similar West Indian tree, Gordonia haematoxylon. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • loblolly bay — noun 1. : an ornamental evergreen shrub or small tree (Gordonia lasianthus) of the southern United States 2. : an endemic Jamaican tree (Haemocharis haematoxylon) of the family Theaceae * * * an evergreen tree, Gordonia lasianthus, of the tea… …   Useful english dictionary

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