noun fus·tic \ˈfəs-tik\

Definition of FUSTIC

:  the wood of a tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) of the mulberry family that yields a yellow dye; also :  any of several similar dyewoods

Origin of FUSTIC

Middle English fustyk smoke tree, from Middle French fustoc, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē pistachio tree — more at pistachio
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with FUSTIC


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