logwood

[lawg-woo d, log-]
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noun

the heavy, brownish-red heartwood of a West Indian and Central American tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the legume family, used in dyeing.
the tree itself.

Nearby words

  1. logperch,
  2. logroll,
  3. logrolling,
  4. logroño,
  5. logway,
  6. logy,
  7. lohan,
  8. lohengrin,
  9. loiasis,
  10. loid

Origin of logwood

First recorded in 1575–85; log1 + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for logwood

logwood

noun

a leguminous tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the Caribbean and Central America
the heavy reddish-brown wood of this tree, yielding the dye haematoxylinSee also haematoxylon
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