logwood

Part of speech: noun

A Central- American tree or its wood: used in dyeing.

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Usage examples "logwood":

  1. In the meantime, Sir, you may add to indigo and rice, tobacco, logwood, redwood, sugar, coffee, cotton, and other West India produce, which pass through the hands of the North Americans, in payment for their supplies to the West India Islands, which cannot exist without their produce. - "The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX", Various.
  2. By the destruction of these buildings the position of the soldiers was improved, the Indians now having no cover immediately opposite the south end of the barrack, and being compelled consequently to concentrate behind the stacks of logwood. - "The History of the First West India Regiment", A. B. Ellis.
  3. While there, he had the command of a boat employed in bringing logwood to the ship. - "The Pirates Own Book", Charles Ellms.