quercitron

noun
quer·​cit·​ron | \ ˈkwər-ˌsi-trən How to pronounce quercitron (audio) , ˌkwər-ˈsi- \

Definition of quercitron

1 : a large timber oak (Quercus velutina) chiefly of the eastern and central U.S.
2 : the bark of the quercitron that is rich in tannin and a dye containing quercetin also : the dye

First Known Use of quercitron

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for quercitron

blend of New Latin Quercus and International Scientific Vocabulary citron

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“Quercitron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quercitron. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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