cudbear

noun cud·bear \ ˈkəd-ˌber \

Definition of cudbear

: a reddish coloring matter from lichens

Origin and Etymology of 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

Biographical Note for cudbear

Gordon play \ˈgȯrd-ᵊn\, 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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