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quercitron

QUER'CITRON, n. [L. quercus, an oak.] The bark of the yellow oak, used in dyeing.




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QUER'CITRON, n. [L. quercus, an oak.] The bark of the yellow oak, used in dyeing.


QUER'CIT-RON, n. [L. quercus, an oak, and citrina, lemon-colored, a name imposed by Dr. Edward Bancroft.]

  1. The Quercus tinctoria, black oak, or dyer's oak, which grows from Canada to Georgia, and west to the Mississippi. It frequently attains the height of 70 or 80 feet, and is one of the largest trees of the American forest.
  2. The bark of Quercus tinctoria, a valuable article in dyeing and calico printing, first brought before the public by Dr. Bancroft. Although this oak affords a yellow color yet it is not the yellow oak, that name being commonly applied to Quercus Castanea.

Quer"cit*ron
  1. The yellow inner bark of the Quercus tinctoria, the American black oak, yellow oak, dyer's oak, or quercitron oak, a large forest tree growing from Maine to eastern Texas.
  2. Quercitrin, used as a pigment. See Quercitrin.
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Quercitron

QUER'CITRON, noun [Latin quercus, an oak.] The bark of the yellow oak, used in dyeing.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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IRREDEE'MABLE, a. [in and redeemable.]

1. That cannot be redeemed.

2. Not subject to be paid at the pleasure of government; as irredeemable debts; irredeemable certificates or stock.

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