|1.||a red resinous substance obtained from the fruit of a Malaysian palm, Daemonorops (or Calamus) draco: formerly used medicinally and now used in varnishes and lacquers|
|2.||any of several similar resins obtained from other trees, esp from the dragon tree and a related species, Dracaena cinnabari (Socotra dragon's blood dracaena)|
red resin obtained from the fruit of several palms of the genus Daemonorops and used in colouring varnishes and lacquers. Once valued as a medicine in Europe because of its astringent properties, dragon's blood now is used as a varnish for violins and in photoengraving for preventing undercutting of the printing surface during etching
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