fustic

noun fus·tic \ ˈfə-stik \

Definition of fustic

: the wood of a tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) of the mulberry family that yields a yellow dye; also : any of several similar dyewoods

Origin and Etymology of fustic

Middle English fustyk smoke tree, from Middle French fustoc, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē pistachio tree — more at pistachio


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