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boojum tree

[boo-juh m] /ˈbu dʒəm/
noun
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a tree, Idria columnaris, native to Baja California, having spreading spiny branches, deciduous leaves, and yellow flowers.
Also called cirio.
Origin of boojum tree
1960-1965
1960-65; after the boojum, an imaginary creature invented by Lewis Carroll in the poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876)
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