old fustic
Fustic Fus"tic, n. [F. fustoc, Sp. fustoc. Cf. {Fustet}.] The wood of the {Maclura tinctoria}, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also {old fustic}. [Written also {fustoc}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Other kinds of yellow wood are often called fustic; as that of species of {Xanthoxylum}, and especially the {Rhus Cotinus}, which is sometimes called young fustic to distinguish it from the {Maclura}. See {Fustet}. [1913 Webster]


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  • old — adj. (older, oldest) (cf. ELDER, ELDEST). 1 a advanced in age; far on in the natural period of existence. b not young or near its beginning. 2 made long ago. 3 long in use. 4 worn or dilapidated or shabby from the passage of time. 5 having the… …   Useful english dictionary

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