Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A deciduous tree (Idria columnaris) native to Baja California and having a thick tapering columnar trunk, slender spiny branches, and yellow flowers.

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  • n. candlewood of Mexico and southwestern California having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

After the boojum, an imaginary character in the poem The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll.

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  • Note the etymology: "After the boojum, an imaginary character in the poem The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll."

    August 9, 2010