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Pronunciation : Fus"tic
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F. fustoc, Sp. fustoc. Cf. Fustet.]
Definition : Defn: The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic. [Written also fustoc.]

Note: Other kinds of yellow wood are often called fustic; as that of species of Xanthoxylum, and especially the Rhus Cotinus, which is sometimes called young fustic to distinguish it from the Maclura. See Fustet.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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