hypernic

noun
hy·​per·​nic
plural -s

Definition of hypernic

1 : any of several tropical American dyewoods (as various brazilwoods or logwood)
2 : a dye or an extract used in dyeing that is obtained from a hypernic

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History and Etymology for hypernic

hyper- + Nic aragua, country of Central America

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“Hypernic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypernic. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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