[ lawg-woo d, log- ]
/ ˈlɔgˌwʊd, ˈlɒg- /


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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Words nearby logwood

Origin of logwood

First recorded in 1575–85; log1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for logwood

/ (ˈlɒɡˌwʊd) /


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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