cudbear


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cud·bear

 (kŭd′bâr′)
n.
A purplish-red dye derived from certain lichens.

[After Cuthbert Gordon, 18th-century Scottish chemist.]

cudbear

(ˈkʌdˌbɛə)
n
(Dyeing) another name for orchil
[C18: whimsical alteration of Cuthbert, the Christian name of Dr Gordon, 18th-century Scot who patented the dye. See cuddy2]

cud•bear

(ˈkʌdˌbɛər)

n.
a violet coloring matter obtained from various lichens, esp. Lecanora tartarea.
[1760–70; coinage by Cuthbert Gordon, 18th-century Scottish chemist, based on his own name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cudbear - a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichenscudbear - a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
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