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cudbear

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noun cud·bear \ˈkəd-ˌber\

Definition of cudbear

  1. :  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

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

Medical Definition of cudbear

  1. :  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 \ˈgȯrd-ən\play 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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