quercitron

quercitron

[kwur-si-truhn]
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.

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

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quercitron

noun
1. a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree 
2. medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped [syn: black oak
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