American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See dye.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In com., any dyewood, lichen, powder, or dye-cake used in dyeing and staining. The most important dyestuffs are cochineal, madder, indigo, logwood, fustic, quercitron-bark, and the various preparations of aniline. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A material used for dyeing.
- n. a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
- dye + stuff (Wiktionary)
“In a few cases the dyestuff is a zinc compound, and zinc in small traces may possibly be fixed by the material, but this metal is not known to be actively noxious.”
“In 1771, Edward Bancroft approached the Society of Arts about a premium for some textile coloring materials, including a red dyestuff used in Guyana and a dye assistant that would improve black and brown colors. 42”
“Indigo was a more efficient dyestuff, but woad was one native to Europe. reference As a result, we might expect to find regular resistance to the use of indigo as it began to replace woad in European dyehouses. reference Substitution patterns were different in every region, however.”
“Pierre-Joseph Macquer adapted Prussian blue pigment to textile uses by 1749 and his technique was published by the Paris Academy of Sciences three years later. 19 reference But it does not appear in any eighteenth-century dictionary or encyclopedia as dyestuff even when detailed descriptions of the painters 'color are featured in entries on "blue.”
“In 1758, Cuthbert Gordon received a British patent for a substance he called cudbear, the result of a new processing method he developed for the traditional dyestuff orchil.”
“According to Li, this month, their excavation team found from the soil strata dating back 15,000 years, or the late Paleolithic Era, at the Xuchang ruins more than 20 pieces of hematite, one of iron oxides commonly used as a dyestuff, alongside three dozen thin instruments made of animal tooth enamel, plus seven needles made of the upper cheek tooth enamel of a rhinoceros sub-species now extinct.”
“Since America's war, ain't it harder to get nice material and dyestuff?”
“Poincaré demanded, as conditions for a moratorium, a series of productive guarantees, among them appropriation of 60 percent of the capital of the German dyestuff factories on the left bank of the Rhine, and exploitation and contingent expropriation of the state mines in the Ruhr.”
“Varnishes" are liquid coating agents without dyestuff additives.”
“As for shellac polishes, benzo dyestuff serves as polishing down agent.”
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