Definition of Logwood tree
1. Noun. Spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye.
Group relationships: Genus Haematoxylon, Genus Haematoxylum, Haematoxylon, Haematoxylum
Terms within: Logwood
Generic synonyms: Blackwood, Blackwood Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Logwood Tree
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Literary usage of Logwood tree
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1. Travels in Central America: Including Accounts of Some Regions Unexplored by Arthur Morelet (1871)
"... logwood tree—Dye-wood cuttings—The laborers—The Mayoral— Absence of roads—Peonage—Cattle ... logwood tree ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1905)
"For some years past a variety of the logwood tree, known to the residents in Jamaica under the name ... The logwood tree appears to be a very variable one, ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1905)
"For some years past a variety of the logwood tree, known to the ... The logwood tree appears to be a very variable one, showing differences in form, color, ..."
4. A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and by John Ramsey McCulloch, Vethake, Henry (1852)
"The logwood tree is like the whitethorn, but a great deal larger. ... (The logwood tree, and the adventures of those that were formerly engaged in cutting ..."
5. A Text-book of Woodby Herbert Stone by Herbert Stone (1921)
"Lower part of the trunk of a Logwood-tree with the characteristic buttresses (see p. 17). FIG. 15. Wart on Ash. Note the enormous size compared with the ..."
6. Travels in Central America: Including Accounts of Some Regions Unexplored by Arthur Morelet (1871)
"TECE "WOODS O E1 c A. B3 A. CH Y. Ketum to San Geronimo — The logwood tree — Dye-wood cuttings — The laborers — The Mayoral — Absence of roads — Peonage ..."
7. Vegetable Substances: Materials of Manufactures (1833)
"The logwood-tree is of very rapid growth and easy of propagation, ... Dampier and others were struck with the resemblance the logwood-tree bears to our ..."