Origin of cudbear
Examples from the Web for cudbear
About 130 tons of cudbear are imported annually from Sweden.
The manufacture of Archil and Cudbear from the various lichens is simple in principle.Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet
Various species of Lecanora, particularly L. tartarea, known as cudbear, are used in dyeing woollen yarn.
If the colour is not good, tincture of red sanders or cudbear is directed to be added.
The lichens thus treated acquire gradually a deep purple colour, and form the products called "cudbear."The Chemistry of Hat Manufacturing|Watson Smith