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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  • Fustic — may refer to:*Old Fustic *Young Fustic …   Wikipedia

  • fustic — [fus′tik] n. [ME fustik < OFr fustoc < Ar fustuq < Pers fistik > Gr pistakē, pistachio ] ☆ 1. a tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) of the mulberry family, from whose yellow wood dyes are extracted 2. any of these dyes 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • fustic — /fus tik/, n. 1. the wood of a large, tropical American tree, Chlorophora tinctoria, of the mulberry family, yielding a light yellow dye. 2. the tree itself. 3. the dye. 4. any of several other dyewoods. Also called old fustic (for defs. 1 3).… …   Universalium

  • fustic — n. a yellow dye obtained from either of two kinds of wood, esp. old fustic. Phrases and idioms: old fustic 1 a tropical tree, Chlorophora tinctoria, native to America. 2 the wood of this tree. young fustic 1 a sumac, Cotinus coggyria, native to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fustic — noun /ˈfʌstɪk/ a) A tropical American tree, Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye. b) A European tree, Eurasian smoketree whose wood produces an orange dye. Syn: old fustic, fustoc, Chlorophora, Morus, young fustic, fustet, Venice… …   Wiktionary

  • fustic — [ fʌstɪk] noun 1》 (also old fustic) a tropical American tree with heartwood that yields a yellow dye and other products. [Maclura tinctoria.] 2》 (also young fustic) the smoke tree. Origin ME: via Fr. from Sp. fustoc, from Arab. fustuḳ, from Gk… …   English new terms dictionary

  • fustic — /ˈfʌstɪk/ (say fustik) noun 1. the wood of a large tree (old fustic), Chlorophora tinctoria, of tropical America, yielding a light yellow dye. 2. the tree itself. 3. a small European shrub (young fustic), Cotinus coggygria, from which a yellow… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fustic — n. wood of the American tree (Maclura tinctoria) of the mulberry family; yellow dye obtained from the wood of the fustic tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fustic — noun Etymology: Middle English fustyk smoke tree, from Middle French fustoc, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē pistachio tree more at pistachio Date: 15th century the wood of a tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) of the mulberry… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fustic — A complex of natural dyes derived from certain West Indian, Central, and South American trees, Rhus cotinus and Chlorophora tinctoria; used as mordant dyes for textiles. An important dye in the complex is morin, which is associated with the dye… …   Medical dictionary

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