from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spiny tropical American tree (Haematoxylon campechianum) in the pea family, having dark heartwood from which a dyestuff is obtained.
- n. The heartwood of this tree.
- n. The purplish-red dye obtained from the heartwood of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tree, Haematoxylum campechianum, in the legume family, of great economic importance and growing throughout Central America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The heartwood of a tree (Hæmatoxylon Campechianum), a native of South America, It is a red, heavy wood, containing a crystalline substance called hæmatoxylin, and is used largely in dyeing. An extract from this wood is used in medicine as an astringent. Also called Campeachy wood, and bloodwood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tree, Hæmatoxylon Campechianum, found in many parts of the West Indies, where it has been introduced from the adjoining continent, especially from Honduras, on which account it has been called Campeachy wood.
- n. The wood of this tree.
- n. The bluewood, Condalia obovata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
- n. very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
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