- any thorny leguminous tree of the genus Haematoxylon, esp the logwood, of tropical America and SW Africa. The heartwood yields the dye haematoxylin
C19: see haematoxylin
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Logwood is the heart-wood of Haematoxylon campechianum, a tree growing in Central America.
Logwood is the coloured heartwood of Haematoxylon campechianum; red sandalwood of Pterocarpus santalinus.
Logwood (Haematoxylon campechianum) is closely connected with the story of adventure and colonisation in the West Indies.The Romance of Plant Life
G. F. Scott Elliot
Ubar is a red-wood resembling the logwood (haematoxylon) of Honduras, and might probably be employed for the same purpose.The History of Sumatra