annatto

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Annotto \An*not"to\ ([a^]n*n[o^]t"t[-o]), Arnotto \Ar*not"to\ ([aum]r*n[o^]t"t[-o]), noun [Perh. the native name.] A red or yellowish-red dyeing material, prepared from the pulp surrounding the seeds of a tree ({Bixa orellana}) belonging to the tropical regions of America. It is used for coloring cheese, butter, etc. [Written also {Anatto}, {Anatta}, {Annatto}, {Annotta}, etc.]


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