anatto

anatto

[uh-nat-oh, ah-nah-toh]
noun, plural anattos.
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anatto (əˈnætəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
a variant spelling of annatto

annatto or anatto (əˈnætəʊ)
 
n , pl -tos
1.  a small tropical American tree, Bixa orellana, having red or pinkish flowers and pulpy seeds that yield a dye: family Bixaceae
2.  the yellowish-red dye obtained from the pulpy outer layer of the coat of the seeds of this tree, used for colouring fabrics, butter, varnish, etc
 
[from Carib]
 
anatto or anatto
 
n
 
[from Carib]

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