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n. - Medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; A yellow dye made from the bark of a certain oak tree.

Usage examples (17)
  • Few previously unknown natural coloring sources brought into Europe at this time proved to have widespread commercial success; quercitron is the only example that comes...
  • With regard to Mr. Watson Smith's observation as to fractional dyeing, he (Mr. Siebold) did not regard this method as a suitable trial for ascertaining the strength of an...
  • America, are used by dyers under the name of quercitron.
  • In the case of the natural dye-stuffs -- logwood, fustic, Persian berries, Brazil wood, camwood, cochineal, quercitron, cutch, etc. -- which belong to this group of for more
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