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common name for several trees of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family) whose wood yields a red dye. The dye has largely been replaced by synthetic dyes for fabrics, but it is still used in high-quality red inks. The bright red wood, which takes a high polish, is used in cabinetwork and for making violin bows. The East Indian redwood, or sapanwood (Caesalpinia sappan), was called "bresel wood" when it was first imported to Europe in the Middle Ages; Portuguese explorers used this name for a similar South American tree (C. echinata), from which the name Brazil for its native country purportedly derives. The latter species has been severely depleted in its native range, and international trade in the raw wood is now regulated. Brazilwoods are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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The bright red dye produced from brazilwood (Caesalpina echinata) replaced woad (Isatis tinctoria) as the primary dyestuff in the cloth industry in France and the Low Countries.
Bloodwood, satine, muirapiranga, bois satine, satine urbane, satine urbane, cardinal wood, Brazilwood, satinee, satine rouge, conduru, satinjoul, legno satino, palo de oro, siton paya.
Back in 1500, the coast was lush with Brazilwood, so called because the color of the bark reminded the explorers of red-hot coals, or brasas.
Threads used during the Medieval period would have been spun by hand and dyed by skilled craftsmen using such natural dyes as indigo, madder or Brazilwood.
Located at the mouth of the Rio de Contas, in the heart of Bahia's Cacao Coast, Itacare has been dazzling outsiders for nearly three hundred years, when the first Europeans arrived to trade brazilwood with the local Pataxo Indians.
Through more prosperous years the Camino Real continued as the laborious conduit for the passage of the products and livestock of the interior -- cattle, hides, cacao, brazilwood, sarsaparilla, tobacco and, after 1784, coffee.
The Pega Palo beverage consists of rum that has been left in a curious blend - almonds, raisins, a small piece of liver, shrimp and/or fish, assorted herbs like cobrita, molasses, brazilwood, the member of a tortoise, spices such as cinnamon and cloves.