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(Science: botany) a tree having the wood or the sap of the colour of blood.

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 colour of the wood, as Gordonia Haematoxylon of jamaica, and several species of Australian Eucalyptus; also the true logwood (Haematoxylon campechianum).

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