quercitron

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

blend of New Latin Quercus and International Scientific Vocabulary citron

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of quercitron was in 1792

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Cite this Entry

“Quercitron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quercitron. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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