the wood of a large, tropical American tree, Chlorophora tinctoria, of the mulberry family, yielding a light-yellow dye.
the tree itself.
any of several other dyewoods.
- Also called old fustic (for defs. 1-3).
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How to use fustic in a sentence
The old fustic of the English dyer, as the article fustet is their yellow fustic.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
fustic occurs in commerce in blocks, which are brown without, and of a brownish-yellow within.
fustic--growing at Newcastle, and its vicinity, forbid to be cut without permission from the governor.The Present Picture of New South Wales (1811) | David Dickinson Mann
By altering the proportions of madder and fustic various shades of brown can be got.Vegetable Dyes | Ethel M. Mairet
Dip blue-stained articles for a short time in nitro-hydrochlorate of tin, and then in a hot decoction of fustic.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million | Sarah Josepha Hale
British Dictionary definitions for fustic
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
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