boojum tree

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Related to Cirio tree: Idria columnaris

boo·jum

or boo·jum tree  (bo͞o′jəm)
n.
A deciduous tree (Fouquieria columnaris) native to northern Mexico and found chiefly in Baja California, having a thick tapering columnar trunk, slender spiny branches, and yellow flowers.

[After the Boojum, an imaginary character in the poem The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll.]
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Noun1.boojum tree - candlewood of Mexico and southwestern California having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowersboojum tree - candlewood of Mexico and southwestern California having tall columnar stems and bearing honey-scented creamy yellow flowers
candlewood - any of several resinous trees or shrubs often burned for light
Fouquieria, genus Fouquieria - resinous succulent trees or shrubs of desert and semidesert regions of southwestern United States that are leafless most of the year