Logwood
Logwood Log"wood` . [So called from being imported in logs.] The heartwood of a tree ({H[ae]matoxylon Campechianum}), a native of South America, It is a red, heavy wood, containing a crystalline substance called h[ae]matoxylin, and is used largely in dyeing. An extract from this wood is used in medicine as an astringent. Also called {Campeachy wood}, and {bloodwood}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Logwood — (engl., spr. lógg wudd), s. Kampescheholz …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • logwood — [lôg′wood΄] n. [so called from being imported in logs] 1. the hard, brownish red wood of a tropical tree (Haematoxylon campechianum) of the caesalpinia family, native to Central America and the West Indies: it yields a dye much used in biological …   English World dictionary

  • logwood — noun Date: 1581 1. a. a leguminous tree (Haematoxylon campechianum) of Mexico and the West Indies b. the very hard brown or brownish red heartwood of logwood 2. a dye extracted from the heartwood of logwood compare hematoxylin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • logwood — log·wood lȯg .wu̇d, läg n 1 a) a Central American and West Indian leguminous tree (Haematoxylon campechianum) b) the very hard brown or brownish red heartwood of logwood 2) a dye extracted from the heartwood of logwood see HEMATOXYLIN * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • logwood — /lawg wood , log /, n. 1. the heavy, brownish red heartwood of a West Indian and Central American tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, of the legume family, used in dyeing. 2. the tree itself. [1575 85; LOG1 + WOOD1] * * * ▪ Haematoxylon campechianum …   Universalium

  • logwood — /ˈlɒgwʊd/ (say logwood) noun 1. the heavy brownish red heartwood of a West Indian and Central American tree, Haematoxylon campechianum, much used in dyeing. 2. the tree itself …   Australian English dictionary

  • logwood — mėlynasis kampešmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, dažinis, vaistinis, medingas augalas (Haematoxylum campechianum), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Haematoxylum campechianum angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • logwood — kampešmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių (Caesalpiniaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Haematoxylum). atitikmenys: lot. Haematoxylum angl. logwood vok. Blauholzbaum; Blutholzbaum; Kampescheholzbaum rus. гематоксилум lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • logwood — noun A tree, Haematoxylum campechianum, in the legume family, of great economic importance and growing throughout Central America …   Wiktionary

  • Logwood — Haematoxylon (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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