Logwood

Log"wood`

(?) n. [So called from being imported in logs.] The heartwood of a tree (Hmatoxylon Campechianum), a native of South America, It is a red, heavy wood, containing a crystalline substance called hmatoxylin, and is used largely in dyeing. An extract from this wood is used in medicine as an astringent. Also called Campeachy wood, and bloodwood.
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