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log·wood

 (lôg′wo͝od′, lŏg′-)
n.
1. A spiny tropical American tree (Haematoxylum campechianum) in the pea family, having dark heartwood from which a dyestuff is obtained.
2. The heartwood of this tree.
3. The dye obtained from the heartwood of this tree, used to dye cloth purple or deep black.

[So called because in the 1500s and 1600s, the very hard heartwood of logwood was shipped in large quantities from Mexico and the Antilles to Europe in the form of debarked logs, which were then processed by rasping in Europe to satisfy the demand for a colorfast dyestuff that could produce the deep black color fashionable at the time.]

logwood

(ˈlɒɡˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) a leguminous tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the Caribbean and Central America
2. (Plants) the heavy reddish-brown wood of this tree, yielding the dye haematoxylin. See also haematoxylon

log•wood

(ˈlɔgˌwʊd, ˈlɒg-)

n.
1. the heavy, brownish red heartwood of a West Indian and Central American tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, used in dyeing.
2. the tree itself.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.logwood - very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood treelogwood - very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
campeachy, Haematoxylum campechianum, logwood tree, bloodwood tree, logwood - spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.logwood - spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dyelogwood - spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
genus Haematoxylon, genus Haematoxylum, Haematoxylon, Haematoxylum - small genus of tropical American spiny bushy shrubs or trees
logwood - very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
blackwood tree, blackwood - any of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
Translations
campechepalo campechepalo tinta
References in classic literature ?
My worthy brother was established twenty years ago in the mahogany and logwood trade at Belize, Honduras.
At one time they must have been full of good old slow West Indiamen of the square-stern type, that took their captivity, one imagines, as stolidly as they had faced the buffeting of the waves with their blunt, honest bows, and disgorged sugar, rum, molasses, coffee, or logwood sedately with their own winch and tackle.
1710; on the 14th we met with Captain Pocock, of Bristol, at Teneriffe, who was going to the bay of Campechy to cut logwood. On the 16th, he was parted from us by a storm; I heard since my return, that his ship foundered, and none escaped but one cabin boy.
These streets were often the backdrops for brutal showdowns with the gang's sworn enemies, the Logwood Gang.
Roadside vendors are busy selling logwood, mats, hey and fodder at many places in the city.
2 For comparison, natural dye from logwood (purple) and acid dye deep purple.
Wilmoth then headed onto Logwood Street where he nearly collided with a scooter driver.
Richard Howell, the 2014 PBA Commissioner's Cup Best Import with TNT from North Carolina State, and University of New Mexico 6-8 forward Sam Logwood, 22, were iECO's reinforcements in the Warriors' first game against the Ryukyu Golden Kings of Japan.
Micaela Stevenson, Dyann Logwood, and Taryn Gal, Eastern Michigan University
Samuel Logwood added 21 points and nine rebounds for iECO while Monzun and Gab Banal each had 16 points.
Former TNT import Richard Howell and former University of New Mexico standout Sam Logwood banner the squad also composed of Fil-Ams Avery Scharer, Joshua Munzon and Kyle Toth and Blackwater's James Sena and Mark Cruz.
On another day, I venture inland from the northern coast of Ocho Rios, along a road carved through a dense canopy of rainforest, overhanging fronds of deep lush ferns stretching out over the road, the sky blocked by a leafy umbrella of logwood and cedar trees.