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 Medieval French fustoc, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē pistachio tree — more at pistachio
First Known Use: 15th century
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