from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A yellow flavonoid, extracted from fustic, once used to dye wool

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellow crystalline substance (C15H10O7) of acid properties extracted from fustic (Chlorophora tinctoria syn. Maclura tinctoria, formerly called Morus tinctoria); -- called also moric acid and natural yellow 8. It is used as a dye for wool, giving a color from lemon yellow through olive to olive brown, depending on the metal with which it is mordanted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yellow coloring matter obtained from fustic, Chlorophora tinctoria.


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