dragons blood


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drag′on's blood`


n.
a deep-red, water-insoluble resin obtained from various tropical plants, esp. a Malaysian palm, Daemonorops draco, used in varnishes and in photoengraving.
[1590–1600]
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99), it was an olfactory odyssey that took me to the wilder shores of Socotra, the island of Dragons Blood in the Arabian Sea, into the high Yemen to seek out precious myrrh and frankincense trees and to the edge of the Sahara to find roses cultivated for scent since Phoenician times.
Carshalton-born Williams, who joined the Swans on January 1 from Gillingham, believes his dad's late parents had Dragons blood in their veins.
You couldn't actually see the garden cottage,'' he says as we pass a pristine, beautifully-restored cottage, its doors and windows painted with the Dragons Blood Red that is Plas Cadnant's estate signature.