Haematoxylon


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haematoxylon

(ˌhiːməˈtɒksɪlɒn) or

haematoxylin

n
(Plants) any thorny leguminous tree of the genus Haematoxylon, esp the logwood, of tropical America and SW Africa. The heartwood yields the dye haematoxylin
[C19: see haematoxylin]
haematoxylic adj
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Noun1.Haematoxylon - small genus of tropical American spiny bushy shrubs or trees
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Caesalpinioideae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae - alternative name in some classification systems for the family Caesalpiniaceae
campeachy, Haematoxylum campechianum, logwood tree, bloodwood tree, logwood - 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
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The Virtual Field Herbarium: Leguminosae, Haematoxylon campechianum.
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