from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small dioecious tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) having wood that yields a yellow dyestuff.
- n. The wood of this plant.
- n. A dyestuff obtained from the wood of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tropical American tree, Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye.
- n. A European tree, Eurasian smoketree, Cotinus coggygria, whose wood produces an orange dye.
- n. The wood of these trees.
- n. A yellow dye obtained from the wood of these trees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dyestuff, the product of Chlorophora (Maclura) tinctoria, a large urticaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical South America.
Middle English fustik, from Old French fustoc, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē, pistachio; see pistachio.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, fustik; derived from Old French, fustoc; derived from Arabic, فستق (fustuq, "pistachio"); derived from Persian, فستق (fustuq, "pistachio"). (Wiktionary)