Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dyewood closely allied to bar-wood, from the same region, and apparently the product of another species of Baphia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See barwood.
- n. small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
“The hair, always somewhat “kinky,” is anointed every morning with palm-oil, or the tallow-like produce of a jungle-nut; and, in full dress, it is copiously powdered with light red or bright yellow dust of pounded camwood, redwood, and various barks.”
“Other exports are caoutchouc, ebony (of which the best comes from the Congo), and camwood or barwood (a Tephrosia).”
“Still, she must have looked really engaging in a thin pattern of tattoo, a gauze work of oil and camwood, a dwarf pigeon tail of fan palm for an apron, and copper bracelets and anklets.”
“Is a coarse kind of lake, produced by dyeing chalk or whitening with decoction of Brazil wood, peachwood, sapan, bar, camwood, &c.”
“_Wine Color: _ -- For five pounds of goods, camwood two pounds; boil fifteen minutes and dip the goods one-half hour; boil again and dip one-half hour then darken with blue vitriol one and one-half ounces; if not dark enough, add copperas one-half ounce.”
“_Snuff Brown, Dark: _ -- For five pounds of goods, camwood one pound; boil it fifteen minutes; then dip the goods three-fourths of an hour; take them out and add to the dye two and one-half pounds fustic; boil ten minutes, and dip the goods three-fourths of an hour; then add blue vitriol one ounce, copperas four ounces; dip again one-half hour.”
“Red comes next to this which is mostly obtained of camwood, another domestic employment of the women.”
“In the case of the natural dye-stuffs -- logwood, fustic, Persian berries, Brazil wood, camwood, cochineal, quercitron, cutch, etc. -- which belong to this group of”
“Of dyes and dyewoods, she has indigo, camwood, harwood, and the materials for the best blue, brown, red, and yellow colors.”
“Another plan which has been followed is to give the wool a bottom with 5 to 6 lb. of camwood or peachwood, then mordanting and dyeing us usual.”
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