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anatto

[uh-nat-oh, ah-nah-toh] /əˈnæt oʊ, ɑˈnɑ toʊ/
noun, plural anattos.
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anatto

/əˈnætəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
a variant spelling of annatto

annatto

/əˈnætəʊ/
noun (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
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