The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Camwood

Edition of 1879. See also Baphia nitida on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

CAMWOOD, a red dyewood, principally imported from the vicinity of Sierra Leone, obtained from a leguminous tree, called by De Candolle baphia nitida. The coloring matter is with difficulty imparted to water, cold or boiling. Alcohol and alkaline solutions readily extract it. It is usually kept in the ground state.

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Camwood (Baphia nitida).