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logwood

Syllabification: log·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈlôɡˌwo͝od, ˈläɡ-
 
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Definition of logwood in English:

noun

A spiny Caribbean tree of the pea family, the dark heartwood of which yields hematoxylin and other dyes.
  • Haematoxylon campechianum, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • The early settlers were attracted by the logwood, from which was extracted dyes used by the Lancashire cotton industry.
  • On land, they plundered logwood, a tree used to produce a dye used in the woolen industry.
  • The region was a habitat for logwood, a species of small tree found in parts of the southwestern Caribbean that was most commonly used to make a black dye.

Words that rhyme with logwood

dogwood

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