Boojum meaning

bo͝o'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.
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Origin of boojum

  • After the Boojum an imaginary character in the poem The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition