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Noun: logwood  'lóg,wûd
  1. Very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
     
  2. 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
    - logwood tree, campeachy, bloodwood tree, Haematoxylum campechianum

Derived forms: logwoods

Type of: blackwood, blackwood tree, wood

Part of: genus Haematoxylon, genus Haematoxylum, Haematoxylon, Haematoxylum

Encyclopedia: Logwood