- the wood of a large, tropical American tree, Chlorophora tinctoria, of the mulberry family, yielding a light-yellow dye.
- the tree itself.
- the dye.
- any of several other dyewoods.
Origin of fustic
Examples from the Web for fustic
Historical Examples of fustic
But the best greens are undoubtedly got from weld and fustic.
Fustic is the wood of Morus tinctoria, a tree of Central America.
Give the goods a mixed mordant of acetate of alumina and acetate of iron, followed by a bath of madder or of madder and fustic.
One of the above mordants is followed by a bath made by mixing equal parts of the decoctions of logwood, fustic, and Brazil-wood.
By adding or diminishing the log-wood and fustic any shade may be had.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)
Mrs. F.L. Gillette
- Also called: old fustic a large tropical American moraceous tree, Chlorophora tinctoria
- the yellow dye obtained from the wood of this tree
- any of various trees or shrubs that yield a similar dye, esp Rhus cotinus (young fustic), a European sumach