Definitions for fusticˈfʌs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fus•ticˈfʌs tɪk(n.)

  1. the wood of a large, tropical American tree, Chlorophora tinctoria, of the mulberry family, yielding a light yellow dye.

    Category: Plants

  2. the tree itself.

    Category: Plants

  3. the dye.

    Category: Textiles

  4. any of several other dyewoods.

Origin of fustic:

1425–75; late ME fustik < MF fustoc < Ar fustuq蠐 MPers


  1. fustic(Noun)

    A tropical American tree, Maclura tinctoria, whose wood produces a yellow dye.

  2. fustic(Noun)

    A European tree, Eurasian smoketree whose wood produces an orange dye.

  3. fustic(Noun)

    The wood of these trees.

  4. fustic(Noun)

    A yellow dye obtained from the wood of these trees.

  5. Origin: Middle English, fustik; derived from Old French, fustoc; derived from Arabic, فستق; derived from Persian, فستق.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fustic(noun)

    the wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic


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