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fustic

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noun fus·tic \ˈfəs-tik\

Definition of fustic

  1. :  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

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