Logwood

Definition of Logwood

Log´wood`
n.1.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.

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bloodwood tree, campeachy, Haematoxylum campechianum, logwood tree, wood
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