haematoxylon

haematoxylin

noun
  1. any thorny leguminous tree of the genus Haematoxylon, esp the logwood, of tropical America and SW Africa. The heartwood yields the dye haematoxylin
Derived Formshaematoxylic (ˌhiːmətɒkˈsɪlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for haematoxylon

C19: see haematoxylin
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