|1.||Also called: old fustic a large tropical American moraceous tree, Chlorophora tinctoria|
|2.||the yellow dye obtained from the wood of this tree|
|3.||any of various trees or shrubs that yield a similar dye, esp Rhus cotinus (young fustic), a European sumach|
|[C15: from French fustoc, from Spanish, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē pistachio tree]|
either of two natural dyes. Old fustic, or yellowwood, is derived from the heartwood of dyer's mulberry, a large, tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria, or Maclura tinctoria) of the mulberry family, Moraceae. The dye produces yellows on wool mordanted (fixed) with chromium salts.
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