fustic


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fus·tic

(fŭs'tik),
A complex of natural dyes derived from trees of West India (Rhus cotinus) and Central and South America (Chlorophora tinctoria); used as mordant dyes for textiles. An important dye in the complex is morin, associated with the dye maclurin.
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Logwood and fustic were used as dyes in the textile industry and for staining furniture.
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