noun or·lean \ˈȯrlēən, ȯrˈlē(ə)n\

Definition of orlean



  1. :  annatto 1a

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Origin and Etymology of orlean

French orléane, by folk etymology (influence of Orléans, city in north central France) from New Latin orellana (specific epithet of Bixa orellana), after Francisco de Orellana †1549 Spanish soldier and explorer who discovered the Amazon on the banks of which annatto is common

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capable of being understood in two ways

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