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Any of various kinds of wood that yield coloring matter used as a dye.
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(Forestry) any wood, such as brazil, from which dyes and pigments can be obtained
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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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They also took on cargoes of ginger, tamarind and a number of herbs that were used to make balms and dyes, including Socotra Aloe, galbanum, camphor, myrrh, lac, indigo and dyewood. Other priceless items taken back and sold in Portuguese and other European markets for a tidy profit included ebony, ivory and pearls.
Historically, the site of Hinterlands had been the location of a dyewood works from at least the 1840s, as well as a school known as Holy Trinity.
So the new roads round Margaret Street in Everton are all named after reservoirs as there is a reservoir close by, while Dyewood Close in Kirkdale is named for the former Kirkdale Dyewood Mill.
Second only to the export of indigo from India was the trade in what has been variously called dyewood, red sandalwood, or red sanders (Pterocarpus santalinus).
On mainland South America, the Portuguese crown monopolized brazilwood for itself in the imperial colony named for the dyewood. (19) The Royal Charter for the Captaincy of Pernambuco stated: