Definition of logwood in English:


Syllabification: log·wood
Pronunciation: /ˈlôgˌwo͝od, ˈläg-


  • A spiny Caribbean tree of the pea family, the dark heartwood of which yields hematoxylin and other dyes.
    • Haematoxylon campechianum, family Leguminosae
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    • 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.

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