Definition of Barwood

1. n. A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gabon in Africa. It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work.



Definition of Barwood

1. Noun. The red wood of a leguminous African tree, ''Baphia nitida'', used as a dyewood and for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work. ¹

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Definition of Barwood

1. a red dyewood [n -S]

Medical Definition of Barwood

1. A red wood of a leguminous tree (Baphia nitida), from Angola and the Gaboon in Africa. It is used as a dyewood, and also for ramrods, violin bows and turner's work. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Barwood

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1. Applied Chemistry by Edward Andrew Parnell (1844)
"barwood.—This is a dull red dye-stuff, the coloring matter of which is only slightly soluble in water, but sufficiently so for dyeing without the ..."

2. Chemistry Applied to Dyeing by James Napier (1853)
"According to the investigations of the French chemists, this wood is a variety of barwood, at least the coloring matter is of the same composition. barwood. ..."

3. The Dyer's Instructor: Comprising Practical Instructions in the Art of by David Smith (1860)
"barwood RED. In a tub of cold water add 5 Ibs. of Sumac, ... Then in a Copper or Block Tin Vessel add 20 Ibs. of barwood, boil up 15 minutes before the ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Dyeing and Calico-printing: Including the Latest by Edward Andrew Parnell, Clinton G. Gilroy (1846)
"... Liquor"—Plumb-tub—Yellow Spirits—barwood Red Spirits —Mercer's Assistant Mordant Liquor—Union of Cotton with Coloring Matter. MORDANTS. ..."

5. The Art of Dyeing All Colors on Raw Cotton Or Cotton Waste, for the Purpose by Richard Gibson (1861)
"barwood. — This is a hard resinous wood, which grows in the Equatorial regions of Western Africa, and considered in relation to Dyeing, is of similar nature ..."

6. The dyer's instructer: Comprising Practical Instructions in the Art of by David Smith (1876)
"This colour is dyed the same as barwood Eed, except when it has boiled about ... Lighter or darker shades may be dyed by adding more or less of the barwood. ..."

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