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quercitron

[kwur-si-truh n]
noun
  1. an oak, Quercus velutina, of eastern North America, the inner bark of which yields a yellow dye.
  2. the bark itself.
  3. the dye obtained from this bark.
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Origin of quercitron

1785–95; < Latin quer(cus) oak + citron
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Historical Examples of quercitron

  • Quercitron, which should be brought slowly to the boil and boiled for a few minutes only.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet

  • In America quercitron is used for tanning, and in Europe for dyeing only.

  • Quercitron is the inner bark of a species of oak (Quercus tinctoria) found in the United States.

  • Quercitron bark is an excellent dye-stuff employed by wool-dyers for the production of bright orange and yellow colours.

  • If a dead black is wanted, add some decoction of quercitron or turmeric to the bath.