logwood

DEFINITIONS OF: logwood

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n spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye

Synonyms:
Haematoxylum campechianum, bloodwood tree, campeachy, logwood tree
Type of:
blackwood, blackwood tree
any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood

n very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye

Type of:
wood
the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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