cudbear

noun
cud·bear | \ˈkəd-ˌber \

Definition of cudbear 

: a reddish coloring matter from lichens

First Known Use of cudbear

1764, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cudbear

irregular from Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, 18th century Scottish chemist

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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

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