[kwur-si-truh n]


an oak, Quercus velutina, of eastern North America, the inner bark of which yields a yellow dye.
the bark itself.
the dye obtained from this bark.

Nearby words

  1. quercia,
  2. quercia, jacopo della,
  3. quercine,
  4. quercitannic acid,
  5. quercitol,
  6. quercus,
  7. querent,
  8. querist,
  9. quern,
  10. quernstone

Origin of quercitron

1785–95; < Latin quer(cus) oak + citron

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