The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bloodflower \Blood"flow`er\, n. [From the color of the flower.] (Bot.) A genus of bulbous plants, natives of Southern Africa, named H[ae]manthus, of the Amaryllis family. The juice of H[ae]manthus toxicarius is used by the Hottentots to poison their arrows.
n. Any of a group of bulbous African plants of the amaryllis family.
Usage examples of "bloodflower".
Leilias, as a girl passing into womanhood, her hands cupped to overflowing with red bloodflower petals.
The purple bloodflower slowed the bleeding, but still there was copious amounts of it as she worked.
A particularly showy native flower of the Planet Texas, three inches in diameter when fully opened, the bloodflower exuded a liquid of the color and consistency of human blood when disturbed.
Tira Virteafter the birth of her Son, was celebrated by the draping of vivid bloodflowers throughout the city .
In the courtyard below the bloodflowers were in bud, a few already blooming.
Cockatoos sprung from the brush, beat against the transparent wall where snow lay outside the bottom panes, then settled in the bloodflowers, knocking petals to the sand.
She brought cool, moist air with her into the house along with the smell of bloodflowers and honeyweed that bloomed after dark.
He let his eyes fall on the small brick fort-now empty-that had held the laser, and the rows of cairns in the southeast corner of the Roof of the World, cairns from which bloodflowers had sprouted and half wilted.
He let his eyes fall on the small brick fortnow emptythat had held the laser, and the rows of cairns in the southeast corner of the Roof of the World, cairns from which bloodflowers had sprouted and half wilted.
Didn't you ever feel your eyes mist over at a particularly brilliant sunset, or when the bloodflowers are blooming on the plains?
Ithil Sprandorn, Lord Mage of Saskar said to the prisoner wizard Thorstel Year of the Watching Wood Flamerule had been warm and wet in this Year of Bloodflowers, and if the gods sent rain sparingly in the fall, a plentiful harvest could be expected all down the River Shining.