Quercitron definition

kwûrsĭ-trən, -trŏn, kwər-sĭtrən
The bright orange inner bark of the eastern black oak, from which a yellow dye is obtained.
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The dye obtained from this bark.
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The inner part of the bark of a North American black oak (Quercus velutina), containing tannin and used in tanning and dyeing.
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A yellow dye made from this bark.
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A yellow dye obtained from the bark of the black oak.
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The black oak tree, Quercus velutina, indigenous to North America.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quercitron
Plural:
quercitrons

Origin of quercitron

  • Blend of Latin quercus oak perkwu- in Indo-European roots and citron

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