annatto tree

noun

Definition of annatto tree

: a tropical American tree (Bixa orellana) having cordate leaves and spinose capsules filled with seeds that yield annatto

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First Known Use of annatto tree

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Annatto tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/annatto%20tree. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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