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haematoxylon

/ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɒn/
noun
1.
any thorny leguminous tree of the genus Haematoxylon, esp the logwood, of tropical America and SW Africa. The heartwood yields the dye haematoxylin
Derived Forms
haematoxylic (ˌhiːmətɒkˈsɪlɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: see haematoxylin
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