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

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Derived forms of haematoxylon

haematoxylic (ˌhiːmətɒkˈsɪlɪk), adjective

Word Origin for haematoxylon

C19: see haematoxylin
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