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fustic


fustic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fustic  \Fus"tic\,  n.  [F.  fustoc,  Sp  fustoc.  Cf  {Fustet}.] 
  The  wood  of  the  {Maclura  tinctoria},  a  tree  growing  in  the 
  West  Indies,  used  in  dyeing  yellow;  --  called  also  {old 
  fustic}.  [Written  also  {fustoc}.] 
 
  Note:  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}.