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quer·ci·tron(kwûr′sĭ-trən, -trŏn′, kwər-sĭt′rən)
1. The bright orange inner bark of the eastern black oak, from which a yellow dye is obtained.
2. The dye obtained from this bark.
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(Botany) the inner back of a black oak tree
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quer•ci•tron(ˈkwɜr sɪ trən)
1. an oak, Quercus velutina, of E North America: the inner bark yields a yellow dye.
2. the bark itself.
3. the dye.
[1785–95; < Latin quer(cus) oak + citron]
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|Noun||1.||quercitron - a yellow dye made from the bark of the quercitron oak tree|
|2.||quercitron - medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped|
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