brazil wood


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brazil wood

n
(Plants) another name for brazil1
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He carried home valuable drugs, precious stones and Brazil wood but had lost two of his three ships on the voyage.
In addition there are coral pink and fire-red pigments extracted from brazil wood, vibrant violet and black extracted from logwood, yellow hues extracted from the pericon plant native to Mexico, orange and brown extracts from fustete (aka smoke bush -- a species of flowering plant from the Anacardiaceae family), earthy yellow tones created from pomegranate peel, and nutshell to achieve grey tones.
Maya Deren's Living Gods of Haiti, and Black Orpheus - three continents linked through an essay from Jean Paul Sartre, offer more interest, including a beatific Pau Brazil wood carved decostyle nun and photographic images from Peter Moore taken in 1970s New York but somewhat dishearteningly looking as if they could have emanated from a time 50 years before.