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quercitron

[kwur-si-truh n] /ˈkwɜr sɪ trən/
noun
1.
an oak, Quercus velutina, of eastern North America, the inner bark of which yields a yellow dye.
2.
the bark itself.
3.
the dye obtained from this bark.
Origin of quercitron
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin quer(cus) oak + citron
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