dragon's blood
noun Date: circa 1598 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

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  • Dragon's blood — Dragon s blood, powdered pigment or apothecary s grade and roughly crushed incense For the novel by Jane Yolen, see Jane Yolen. For the novel by Todd McCaffrey, see Dragonsblood. Dragon s blood is a bright red resin that is obtained from… …   Wikipedia

  • Dragon's blood — dragon drag on (dr[a^]g [u^]n), n. [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra kwn, prob. fr. de rkesqai, dra kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar[,c] to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. {Drake} a dragon, {Dragoon}.] 1. (Myth.) A fabulous animal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dragon's blood — Drag on s blood, Dragon s head Drag on s head, Dragon s tail Drag on s tail . See {Dragon s blood}, {Dragon s head}, etc., under {Dragon}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dragon's Blood — Dragon’s Blood (Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm aux États Unis) est un jeu vidéo d’action aventure sorti en juin 2000 sur Dreamcast, développé par Treyarch et édité par Virgin Interactive. Système de jeu Le jeu s’apparente à une sorte de hack and …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dragon's blood — n. any of several red, resinous substances obtained from various tropical plants and trees, esp. a Malaysian palm tree (Daemonorops draco), and used for coloring varnishes and in photoengraving …   English World dictionary

  • dragon's blood — raudonasis krotonmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Croton lechleri), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Croton lechleri angl. dragon s blood; dragon s blood croton isp. sangre de drago;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dragon's blood —    A useful and powerful ingredient in *love divination and other spells, used in a number of ways, but usually involving the fire: Buy a pennyworth of dragon s blood from a chemist, sprinkle the powder in the fire any night when the clock is… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • dragon's blood — 1. a deep red, water insoluble resin exuding from the fruit of a palm, Daemonorops draco, of the Malay Archipelago, used chiefly in the preparation of varnishes and in photoengraving for protecting certain areas of the metal plate from the acid.… …   Universalium

  • dragon's-blood — raudonasis nakabis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos dažinis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Daemonorops draco), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Daemonorops draco angl. dragon s blood; dragon s blood palm šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dragon's blood — drag′on s blood n. pln a deep red, water insoluble resin obtained from various tropical plants, esp. a Malaysian palm, Daemonorops draco, used in varnishes and in photoengraving • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • dragon's blood — n. red resin produced by the dragon tree and is used to color varnishes and lacquers …   English contemporary dictionary

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