[lawg-woo d, log-]
- the heavy, brownish-red heartwood of a West Indian and Central American tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the legume family, used in dyeing.
- the tree itself.
Origin of logwood
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Examples from the Web for logwood
Allow a pound of logwood to each pound of goods that are to be dyed.
Dip the goods in—when saturated with it, turn the whole into the logwood dye.
From logwood also may be obtained different shades of Violet.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million
Sarah Josepha Hale
The Bay of Campeachy supplied about 1,000 tons of logwood annually.Every Day Life in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
George Francis Dow
If we get a pink to deep red solution we have logwood black.The Manufacture of Paper
Robert Walter Sindall
- a leguminous tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the Caribbean and Central America
- the heavy reddish-brown wood of this tree, yielding the dye haematoxylinSee also haematoxylon
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