Definition of logwood in English:
A spiny Caribbean tree of the pea family, the dark heartwood of which yields haematoxylin and other dyes.
- Haematoxylon campechianum, family Leguminosae
- 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.
Definition of logwood in:
- US English dictionary
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