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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He asserted that the pattern books provided "a firm reference" for changes in wood-block-printed designs and the shift from "drab" colors at the turn of the century to "the full range of colours obtainable from the combination of madder, quercitron and indigo" employed for "straightforward floral designs" after 1807.
In America scarlet was created from the cochineal beetle, black from logwood and yellow from quercitron.
Also called tanbark oak, quercitron, yellowbark oak.