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noun quer·cit·ron \ˈkwər-ˌsi-trən, ˌkwər-ˈ\

Definition of quercitron

  1. 1 :  a large timber oak (Quercus velutina) chiefly of the eastern and central United States

  2. 2 :  the bark of the quercitron that is rich in tannin and a dye containing quercetin; also :  the dye

Origin and Etymology of quercitron

blend of New Latin Quercus and International Scientific Vocabulary citron

First Known Use: 1794

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