dyewood

noun
dye·​wood | \ ˈdī-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce dyewood (audio) \

Definition of dyewood

: a wood (such as logwood or fustic) from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing

First Known Use of dyewood

1699, in the meaning defined above

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“Dyewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyewood. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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