Definition of Peachwood
1. Noun. Tropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry.
Group relationships: Caesalpinia, Genus Caesalpinia
Terms within: Brazilwood
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peachwood
Literary usage of Peachwood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dyer's Instructor: Comprising Practical Instructions in the Art of by David Smith (1860)
"peachwood RED. Scald 5 Ibs. of Sumac, and steep the cotton in it all night. In a tub of cold water, add about 1 quart of Spirits; give 10 turns in this, ..."
2. The Manual of Colours and Dye Wares: Their Properties, Applications by John William Slater (1870)
"A variety of soft rod wood, generally considered superior to the ordinary peachwood, though less rich in colouring matter than the ..."
3. The dyer's instructer by David Smith (1876)
"52, using peachwood instead of ... or a little Nitrate of Iron, which is preferable ; then wash and enter a tub with 6 Ibs. of peachwood, give 10 turns, ..."
4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The dark shades of green, such as olive, are brought out by a bath of fustic, logwood, madder, and peachwood, and afterwards of copperas. 29. Drab. ..."