Definition of logwood in English:

logwood

Line breaks: log|wood
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒgwʊd
 
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noun

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

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