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boo·jumor boo·jum tree (bo͞o′jəm)
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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|Noun||1.||boojum 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
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