quercitron [kwur-si-truh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- an oak, Quercus velutina, of eastern North America, the inner bark of which yields a yellow dye.
- the bark itself.
- the dye obtained from this bark.
Origin of quercitron 1785–95; Latin quer(cus) oak +Examples from the Web for quercitron Historical Examples of quercitron
Quercitron, which should be brought slowly to the boil and boiled for a few minutes only.
Ethel M. Mairet
In America quercitron is used for tanning, and in Europe for dyeing only.
Quercitron is the inner bark of a species of oak (Quercus tinctoria) found in the United States.
William E. Austin
Quercitron bark is an excellent dye-stuff employed by wool-dyers for the production of bright orange and yellow colours.
If a dead black is wanted, add some decoction of quercitron or turmeric to the bath.