logwood logwood  /ˈlɑɡ ˌwʊd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
  2. (n) spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye

Usage(s):

  1. Swollen bodies floating like logwood down to Canton bore mute corroboration.
  2. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was the haunt of Spanish bucaneros and English slavers, of logwood cutters and warm-sea riffraff.

News

  • LBHS Tennis Teams this spring

    LBHS Girls Tennis Team: Front row – (l to r) Emily Logwood, Ciara Benz, Brynn Busher, Christina Flegas, Shannon Quinn. Middle row – (l to r) Emily Shaffer, Jessica Wiegandt, Claire Gross, Danielle Beckner. Last Row – (l to r) Hannah Brown, Haley Boland, Lindsey McLucas, Greysen Newberry, Emily Spickard, Allison McCaul, Mallory Wohlford. –submitted [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

Word of the Day
fathom fathom
/ˈfæ ðəm /