from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The bright orange inner bark of the black oak, from which a yellow dye is obtained.
- n. The dye obtained from this bark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A yellow dye obtained from the bark of the black oak.
- n. The black oak tree, Quercus velutina, indigenous to North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The yellow inner bark of the Quercus tinctoria, the American black oak, yellow oak, dyer's oak, or quercitron oak, a large forest tree growing from Maine to eastern Texas.
- n. Quercitrin, used as a pigment. See Quercitrin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The black or dyers' oak, Quercus tinctoria, a tree from 70 to 100 feet high, common through the eastern half of the United States and in southern Canada.
- n. The bark of this tree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
- n. a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree
Blend of Latin quercus, oak; and citron.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)