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[dahy-woo d]
  1. any wood yielding a coloring matter used for dyeing.
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Origin of dyewood

First recorded in 1690–1700; dye + wood1
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Examples from the Web for dyewood

Historical Examples

  • Barwood, a dyewood obtained from Pterocarpus angolensis, a tall tree of West Africa.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3


  • At that time parties of English dyewood and mahogany cutters, many of whom had been pirates, established themselves at Belize.

    The Colonies 1492-1750

    Reuben Gold Thwaites

British Dictionary definitions for dyewood


  1. any wood, such as brazil, from which dyes and pigments can be obtained
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