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annatto

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annatto

noun an·nat·to \ə-ˈnä-(ˌ)tō\

Definition of ANNATTO

1
:  a yellowish-red dyestuff made from the pulp around the seeds of a tropical American tree (Bixa orellana)
2
:  the tree from which annatto is derived; also :  its dried seed used to color and flavor food

Origin of ANNATTO

Carib annoto tree producing annatto
First Known Use: 1629

Rhymes with ANNATTO

annatto

noun an·nat·to \ə-ˈnät-(ˌ)ō, -ˈnat-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANNATTO

:  a yellowish red dyestuff made from the pulp around the seeds of a tropical tree (Bixa orellana of the family Bixaceae) and used especially for coloring oils, butter, and cheese

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