quercitron [kwur-si-truh n] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. an oak, Quercus velutina, of eastern North America, the inner bark of which yields a yellow dye.
  2. the bark itself.
  3. the dye obtained from this bark.

Origin of quercitron 1785–95; Latin quer(cus) oak + citron 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.

    Vegetable Dyes

    Ethel M. Mairet

  • In America quercitron is used for tanning, and in Europe for dyeing only.

    Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • Quercitron is the inner bark of a species of oak (Quercus tinctoria) found in the United States.

    Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing

    William E. Austin

  • Quercitron bark is an excellent dye-stuff employed by wool-dyers for the production of bright orange and yellow colours.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia


  • If a dead black is wanted, add some decoction of quercitron or turmeric to the bath.

    The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer

    Alexander Paul

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