Definition of logwood
1a : a small leguminous tree (Haematoxylum campechianum) native to Mexico and Central America that is cultivated in warmer climates especially for the dye extracted from its heartwood ◆The logwood has become naturalized in many regions (as the West Indies, Africa, and Australia) where it is sometimes considered an invasive species. b : the very hard brown or brownish-red heartwood of logwood
2 : a dye extracted from the heartwood of logwood — compare hematoxylin
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