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achiote

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noun achi·o·te \ˌä-chē-ˈō-tē\

Definition of achiote

  1. :  a spice made from the red seed of the annatto tree; also :  the seed from which the spice is made



Origin and Etymology of achiote

American Spanish, from Nahuatl āchiotl the annatto tree


First Known Use: 1648


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