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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.
The subject of this public contract is the carrying out of mining activities - harvesting of timber by means of harvester knot technology, Which includes the following activities: (1) logging, Including harvesting and harvesting, (2) harvesting of the extracted logwood by the logging system, Sorting according to the assortments made, (4) deposition of pliers on the approach lines in order to protect the soil surface (5) deposition of pliers on heaps or series of congested tolls of deliberate tolls.
Focusing on the latter, they explain to professional and amateur woodworkers such aspects as preparing the wood for color, ammonium hydroxide for fuming, potassium dichromate, introduction to natural dyes, logwood, grain filling, and wire brushing.
Crooked Tree Village was established in the early 18th century when it was a logwood cutters camp.
Using her own money, in 2010, she launched Boston-based Logwood Co.
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.
Set in a unique outdoor experience by the pool and beach area, the Southern theme is reflected in the ambiance and the scents of hickory-smoked meats, featuring an array of sumptuous premium slow-cooked beef brisket, baby back ribs smoked over Logwood, wings, salads and live cooking stations featuring burgers and chili dogs.
Green was made from flax-leaved daphne, red and pink produced from Brazil wood, and violet with the aid of logwood.
Predicting moisture content in a pine logwood pile for energy purposes.