quercitron


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quer·ci·tron

 (kwûr′sĭ-trən, -trŏn′, kwər-sĭt′rən)
n.
1. The bright orange inner bark of the eastern black oak, from which a yellow dye is obtained.
2. The dye obtained from this bark.

[Blend of Latin quercus, oak; see perkwu- in Indo-European roots, and citron.]

quercitron

(ˈkwɜːsɪtrən)
n
(Botany) the inner back of a black oak tree

quer•ci•tron

(ˈkwɜr sɪ trən)

n.
1. an oak, Quercus velutina, of E North America: the inner bark yields a yellow dye.
2. the bark itself.
3. the dye.
[1785–95; < Latin quer(cus) oak + citron]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quercitron - a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak treequercitron - a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree
dye, dyestuff - a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair
2.quercitron - medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanningquercitron - medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
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