logwood

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noun log·wood \ˈlȯg-ˌwu̇d, ˈläg-\

Definition of logwood

  1. 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. 2 :  a dye extracted from the heartwood of logwood — compare hematoxylin

1581

First Known Use of logwood

1581


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logwood

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noun log·wood \ˈlȯg-ˌwu̇d, ˈläg-\

Medical Definition of logwood

  1. 1a:  a Central American and West Indian leguminous tree (Haematoxylon campechianum)b:  the very hard brown or brownish red heartwood of logwood

  2. 2:  a dye extracted from the heartwood of logwood—see hematoxylin


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