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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Logwood  \Log"wood`\n.  [So  called  from  being  imported  in  logs.] 
  The  heartwood  of  a  tree  ({H[ae]matoxylon  Campechianum}),  a 
  native  of  South  America,  It  is  a  red,  heavy  wood,  containing 
  a  crystalline  substance  called  h[ae]matoxylin,  and  is  used 
  largely  in  dyeing.  An  extract  from  this  wood  is  used  in 
  medicine  as  an  astringent.  Also  called  {Campeachy  wood},  and 
  {bloodwood}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  logwood 
  n  1:  very  hard  brown  to  brownish-red  heartwood  of  a  logwood  tree; 
  used  in  preparing  a  purplish  red  dye 
  2:  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  [syn:  {logwood 
  tree},  {campeachy},  {bloodwood  tree},  {Haematoxylum 
  campechianum}] 




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