dyewood

noun

dye·​wood ˈdī-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce dyewood (audio)
: a wood (such as logwood or fustic) from which coloring matter is extracted for dyeing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Begoña — carrying cacao, dyewood, contraband coins and other treasure — diverted to Santo Domingo, where the captain grounded the sinking ship near shore. Michael Bawaya, Discover Magazine, 29 Apr. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dyewood was in 1699

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“Dyewood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyewood. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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