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logwood

[lawg-woo d, log-] /ˈlɔgˌwʊd, ˈlɒg-/
noun
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
1575-1585
1575-85; log1 + wood1
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  • Some trappers boil cable devices a second time with a few logwood crystals for a darker appearance.
  • Meanwhile put the vitriol water into the vessel with the logwood and again- put in the cloth and scald it fifteen minutes longer.
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logwood

/ˈlɒɡˌwʊd/
noun
1.
a leguminous tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the Caribbean and Central America
2.
the heavy reddish-brown wood of this tree, yielding the dye haematoxylin See also haematoxylon
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