Fustic meaning

fŭstĭk
A small dioecious tropical American tree (Maclura tinctoria syn. Chlorophora tinctoria) having wood that yields a yellow dye.
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The wood of this plant.
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A dye obtained from the wood of this plant.
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A tropical American tree (Chlorophora tinctoria) of the mulberry family: dyes are extracted from its yellow wood.
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Any of these dyes.
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Any of several other woods which yield dyes.
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A tropical American tree, Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye.
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A European tree, Eurasian smoketree, Cotinus coggygria, whose wood produces an orange dye.
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The wood of these trees.
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A yellow dye obtained from the wood of these trees.
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Origin of fustic

  • Middle English fustik from Old French fustoc from Arabic fustuq from Greek pistakē pistachio pistachio

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, fustik; derived from Old French, fustoc; derived from Arabic, فستق (fustuq, “pistachio”); derived from Persian, فستق (fustuq, “pistachio”).

    From Wiktionary