1. small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
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  • 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 The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student
  • Is a coarse kind of lake, produced by dyeing chalk or whitening with decoction of Brazil wood, peachwood, sapan, bar, camwood, &c. Field's Chromatography or Treatise on Colours and Pigments as Used by Artists
  • Of dyes and dyewoods, she has indigo, camwood, harwood, and the materials for the best blue, brown, red, and yellow colors. The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy
  • Still, she must have looked really engaging in a thin pattern of tattoo, a gauze work of oil and camwood, a dwarf pigeon tail of fan palm for an apron, and copper bracelets and anklets. The Life of Sir Richard Burton
  • _Wine Color: _ -- For five pounds of goods, camwood two pounds; boil fifteen minutes and dip the goods one-half hour; boil again and dip one-half hour then darken with blue vitriol one and one-half ounces; if not dark enough, add copperas one-half ounce. The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) The Whole Comprising a Comprehensive Cyclopedia of Information for the Home
  • Another plan which has been followed is to give the wool a bottom with 5 to 6 lb. of camwood or peachwood, then mordanting and dyeing us usual. The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics
  • Red comes next to this which is mostly obtained of camwood, another domestic employment of the women. Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party
  • The hair, always somewhat “kinky,” is anointed every morning with palm-oil, or the tallow-like produce of a jungle-nut; and, in full dress, it is copiously powdered with light red or bright yellow dust of pounded camwood, redwood, and various barks. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo
  • pickaback" on a man's shoulders; a nice, modest, good-looking young woman, her hair rubbed all over with _nkola_, a red pigment, made from the camwood, and much used as an ornament. The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868
  • In some cases the methods of mordanting, dyeing and saddening are combined together in the dyeing of wool, thus, for instance, a brown can be dyed by first mordanting with bichrome, then dyeing with camwood and saddening in the same bath with copperas. The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics
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