logwood

[ lawg-wood, log- ]
/ ˈlɔgˌwʊd, ˈlɒg- /

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.

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Origin of logwood

First recorded in 1575–85; log1 + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for logwood

logwood
/ (ˈlɒɡˌwʊd) /

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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