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achiote

[ah-chee-oh-tee, -tey] /ˌɑ tʃiˈoʊ ti, -teɪ/
noun
1.
Also, achiota
[ah-chee-oh-tah, -tuh] /ˌɑ tʃiˈoʊ tɑ, -tə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl āchiotl
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Examples for achiote
  • Either version is essential in my kitchen to accompany anything flavored with achiote.
  • All are delicious examples of the interplay that earthy achiote and zesty citrus bring to a dish.
  • For a main course, try the achiote elk tenderloin served with celery root puree and snow peas.
  • One of my favorite lunches is the fish tacos with achiote-corn rice.

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