What does cudbear mean?

Definitions for cudbearˈkʌdˌbɛər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cudbear.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orchil, archil, cudbear(noun)

    a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cudbear(noun)

    a powder of a violet red color, difficult to moisten with water, used for making violet or purple dye. It is prepared from certain species of lichen, especially Lecanora tartarea

  2. Cudbear(noun)

    a lichen (Lecanora tartarea), from which the powder is obtained

  3. Origin: [Also cudbeard, corrupted fr. the name of Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, a Scotchman, who first brought it into notice.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cudbear

    kud′bār, n. a purple or violet coloured powder prepared from a lichen, used in dyeing. [A corr. of Cuthbert—from Dr Cuthbert Gordon, who first made it an article of commerce.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cudbear in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cudbear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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