- ☆ a tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) of the mulberry family, from whose yellow wood dyes are extracted
- any of these dyes
- any of several other woods which yield dyes
Origin of fusticMiddle English fustik ; from Old French fustoc ; from Arabic fustuq ; from Persian fistik from source Classical Greek pistakē, pistachio
- A small dioecious tropical American tree (Maclura tinctoria syn. Chlorophora tinctoria) having wood that yields a yellow dye.
- The wood of this plant.
- A dye obtained from the wood of this plant.
Origin of fusticMiddle English fustik, from Old French fustoc, from Arabic fustuq, from Greek pistakē, pistachio; see pistachio.
(usually uncountable, plural fustics)
- A tropical American tree, Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye.
- A European tree, Eurasian smoketree, Cotinus coggygria, whose wood produces an orange dye.
- The wood of these trees.
- A yellow dye obtained from the wood of these trees.
Middle English, fustik; derived from Old French, fustoc; derived from Arabic, فستق (fustuq, “pistachio”); derived from Persian, فستق (fustuq, “pistachio”).