haematoxylon

haematoxylin

/ (ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɒn) /

noun

any thorny leguminous tree of the genus Haematoxylon, esp the logwood, of tropical America and SW Africa. The heartwood yields the dye haematoxylin

Derived Forms

haematoxylic (ˌhiːmətɒkˈsɪlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for haematoxylon

C19: see haematoxylin
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