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cudbear

noun cud·bear \ˈkəd-ˌber\

Definition of CUDBEAR

:  a reddish coloring matter from lichens

Origin of CUDBEAR

irregular from Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, 18th century Scottish chemist
First Known Use: 1764
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cudbear

noun cud·bear \ˈkəd-ˌba(ə)r, -ˌbe(ə)r\

Medical Definition of CUDBEAR

:  a reddish coloring matter from lichens that is sometimes considered a form of archil and is used in coloring pharmaceutical preparations

Biographical Note for CUDBEAR

Gor·don \ˈgrd-ən\ , Cuthbert British chemist. Sometime in the 18th century Gordon first patented the dye now known as cudbear, the name being derived from his first name.

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