American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. It is of a light-yellow color, and is largely used for dyeing shades of yellow, brown, olive, and green. It is known technically as yellow-wood, old fustic, or Cuba wood. It appears in commerce in four states: as chips, as a powder, as an aqueous extract, and as a paste or lake. It is mordanted with alumina for yellow, and with salts of iron for green.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also
- Middle English, fustik; derived from Old French, fustoc; derived from Arabic, فستق (fustuq, "pistachio"); derived from Persian, فستق (fustuq, "pistachio"). (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“At last Friday pitched upon a tree, for I found he knew much better than I what kind of wood was fittest for it; nor can I tell, to this day, what wood to call the tree we cut down, except that it was very like the tree we call fustic, or between that and the Nicaragua wood, for it was much of the same color and smell.”
“This tree is sometimes called old fustic, in order to distinguish it from another commercial dye called young fustic, which is obtained in”
“At last Friday pitched upon a tree; for I found he knew much better than I what kind of wood was fittest for it; nor can I tell to this day what wood to call the tree we cut down, except that it was very like the tree we call fustic, or between that and the Nicaragua wood, for it was much of the same colour and smell.”
“At last, Friday pitched upon a tree; for I found he knew much better than I what kind of wood was fittest for it; nor can I tell, to this day, what wood to call the tree we cut down, except that it was very like the tree we call fustic, or between that and the Nicaragua wood, for it was much of the same colour and smell.”
“Other dye-stuffs, such as fustic, Persian berries and Alizarine yellow, are best dyed on a basic chrome mordant, which is effected when tartar or oxalic acid is the assistant mordant used, or when some other form of chrome compound than bichrome is employed.”
“# -- Until within a comparatively recent time black was dyed on wool solely by the use of logwood, combined with a few other natural dye-stuffs, such as fustic, indigo, etc., but of late the researches of colour chemists have resulted in the production of a large number of black dyes obtained from various coal-tar products.”
“By the 17th century, lumber operations had already begun to harvest the most sought-after woods including mahogany (probably Swietenia mahogani), cedar (Cedrela sp.), "palo brasil" (Haematoxylon sp.) and fustic (Chlorophora tinctoria).”
“Peach leaves, fustic, and saffron, all make a good straw or lemon color, according to the strength of the dye.”
“These vessels might be laden back with spermaceti or other oils, seal skins, coals, ship-timber, fustic, or any other articles the produce of the settlements and the Southern Seas; and thus a traffic might be established and carried on with reciprocal benefit, and the independence of New South Wales must be greatly aided in consequence of these beneficial regulations.”
“It is made by adding to a solution of sulphate of copper a decoction of fustic, previously clarified by a solution of gelatine.”
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