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Pronunciation: fus'tik

Definition: A complex of natural dyes derived from trees of West India (Rhus cotinus) and Central and South America (Chlorophora tinctoria); used as mordant dyes for textiles. An important dye in the complex is morin, associated with the dye maclurin.

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