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Any of various kinds of wood that yield coloring matter used as a dye.


(Forestry) any wood, such as brazil, from which dyes and pigments can be obtained



any wood yielding a coloring matter used for dyeing.
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Noun1.dyewood - any wood from which dye is obtained
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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Felons in this city could choose between being sent to a filthy jail, being given a beating or being made to undertake the dirty and monotonous labour of rasping red dyewood.
On mainland South America, the Portuguese crown monopolized brazilwood for itself in the imperial colony named for the dyewood.
Dyewood, sugar, rum, and piracy: the historic period of the Costa Escondida, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
22 Which major country at first named Vera Cruz took its modern name from a valuable red dyewood that grows there?