Definition of Fustic

1. n. The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.



Definition of Fustic

1. Noun. A tropical American tree, ''Maclura tinctoria'', whose wood produces a yellow dye. ¹

2. Noun. A European tree, Eurasian smoketree whose wood produces an orange dye. ¹

3. Noun. The wood of these trees. ¹

4. Noun. A yellow dye obtained from the wood of these trees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fustic

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fustic

1. The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; called also old fustic. Alternative forms: fustoc. 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. Origin: F. Fustoc, Sp. Fustoc. Cf. Fustet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fustic

fussy cut
fust
fustanella
fustanellas
fusted
fusterclucks
fusteric
fustet
fustets
fustian
fustianed
fustianist
fustianists
fustians
fustic (current term)
fustics
fustier
fustiest
fustigate
fustigated
fustigates
fustigating
fustigation
fustigations
fustilarian
fustilarians
fustilug
fustilugs
fustily

Literary usage of Fustic

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1. Forest Products, Their Manufacture and Use: Embracing the Principal by Nelson Courtlandt Brown (1919)
"fustic. fustic is the principal source of natural yellow dyes and has ... True fustic comes from the fustic tree of the West Indies and tropical America. ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1895)
"INTERPRETATION OF SOME RESULTS IN THE ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS OF fustic. ... Since there are no recorded analyses of extracts of fustic, so far as I can find, ..."

3. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"Young fustic serves as a yellow dye for leather and for the preparation of ... YOUNG fustic. Macroscopic Characters.—Yellow or green, darkening little on ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"It is chiefly used in the form of fustic extract. ... orange is closely allied to fustic. Ite utilisation as a dyestuff is only of recent date and is ..."

5. Bleaching and Dyeing of Vegetable Fibrous Materials by Julius Hübner (1912)
"fustic, Yellow Wood or Old fustic. fustic is the wood of a tree belonging to the ... The colouring matter of fustic contains, according to Wagner, ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The goods are worked in a bath of fustic, madder, peach wood, ... Work the goods in a bath of fustic, argol, and alum, and thereafter in a solution of ..."

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