[lawg-woo d, log-]
  1. the heavy, brownish-red heartwood of a West Indian and Central American tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the legume family, used in dyeing.
  2. the tree itself.

Origin of logwood

First recorded in 1575–85; log1 + wood1
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  1. a leguminous tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the Caribbean and Central America
  2. the heavy reddish-brown wood of this tree, yielding the dye haematoxylinSee also haematoxylon
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