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1Australian Australian= "bloodwood".
2A tropical American tree, Croton gossypiifolium (family Euphorbiaceae), yielding a blood-red sap which is used medicinally and for dyeing cloth.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Georg Forster (1754–1794), traveller and naturalist.
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