• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fustic The wood of the Maclura tinctoria, a tree growing in the West Indies, used in dyeing yellow; -- called also old fustic.☞ 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fustic A dyestuff, the product of Chlorophora (Maclura) tinctoria, a large urticaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical South America. It is of a light-yellow color, and is largely used for dyeing shades of yellow, brown, olive, and green. It is known technically as yellow-wood, old fustic, or Cuba wood. It appears in commerce in four states: as chips, as a powder, as an aqueous extract, and as a paste or lake. It is mordanted with alumina for yellow, and with salts of iron for green.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fustic fus′tik the wood of a West Indian tree, formerly much used as a dye
    • Fustic Also Fus′toc
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fustoc, Sp. fustoc,. Cf. Fustet


In literature:

Turmeric, fustic, anatto, &c., will answer the same as weld.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
By adding or diminishing the log-wood and fustic any shade may be had.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Common Spanish fustic which in September, 1852, was only L3 10s.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
For example, can you honestly pretend that you really understand the use and importance of that valuable object of everyday demand, fustic?
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
The fustic is a large and handsome evergreen, and is imported in long sticks.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
I reckon you ain't much used to apple-jack, fur it fusticates your intelleck, and makes yer forget how old y'are.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
Fustic Extract (dry), and 3 lb.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
This includes such dyes as logwood, fustic, madder, alizarine, and all the dyes derived from anthracene.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
They are valuable for their wood, which produces a fine yellow dye, known by the name of `fustic-wood.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
The more fustic, the brighter the olive; the more oak bark, the darker the shade.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher