cudbear
noun Etymology: irregular from Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, 18th century Scottish chemist Date: 1764 a reddish coloring matter from lichens

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  • Cudbear — Cud bear (k?d b?r ), n. [Also {cudbeard}, corrupted fr. the name of Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, a Scotchman, who first brought it into notice.] 1. A powder of a violet red color, difficult to moisten with water, used for making violet or purple dye. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cudbear — (engl., spr. köddbēr), s. Orseille …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cudbear — Cudbear, s. Farbstoffe, pflanzliche (Farbflechten) …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Cudbear — (engl., spr. köddbär), roter Farbstoff, s. Lecanora und Orseille …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • cudbear — [kud′ber΄] n. [coined < CUTHBERT1 by Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, 18th c. Brit physician, who developed the dye] 1. a purple dye prepared from lichens 2. ORCHIL …   English World dictionary

  • cudbear — (entrée créée par le supplément) (kud bêr) s. m. Nom anglais de l orseille préparée d une manière particulière. •   L orseille en herbes, soit à l état humide, soit à l état de cudbear, c est à dire l orseille d herbes colorée, mais desséchée et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cudbear — /kud bair /, n. a violet coloring matter obtained from various lichens, esp. Lecanora tartarea. [1760 70; coinage by Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, 18th century Scottish chemist, based on his own name] * * * ▪ biology       violet, red, or bluish dyestuff …   Universalium

  • cudbear — Purple red coloring agent derived from the lichen Ochrolechia tartarea (family Lecanoraceae) and for the coloring principles from Roccellaceae used for coloring liquid pharmaceutical preparations. SYN: crottle. * * * cud·bear kəd .ba(ə)r, .be(ə)r …   Medical dictionary

  • cudbear — n. violet dye extracted from lichens (named after its discoverer) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cudbear — cud·bear …   English syllables

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