A Dictionary of Arts: N. Nacarat. Nicaraqua wood.

A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines; containing A Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice

by Andrew Ure, M. D.;
F. R. S. M. G. S. Lond.: M. Acad. M. S. Philad.; S. PH. DOC. N. GERM. Ranow.; Mulh. Etc. Etc.

Illustrated with nearly fifteen hundred engravings on wood
Eleventh American, From The Last London Edition.
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NACARAT is a term derived from the Spanish word nacar, which signifies mother of pearl; and is applied to a pale red color, with an orange cast. See CALICO-PRINTING. The nacarat of Portugal or Bezetta is a crape or fine linen fabric, dyed fugitively of the above tint, which ladies rub upon their countenances to give them a roseate hue. Turks of Constantinople manufacture the brightest red crapes of this kind. See ROUGE.

NICARAQUA WOOD is the wood of the Caesalpinia echinata, a tree which grows in Nicaraca. It is used with solution of tin as a mordant to dye a bright but fugitive red. It is an inferior sort of Brazil wood.

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