catechu

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East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu Acacia catechu , catechu , Jerusalem thorn
extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dying and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally black catechu , catechu
tannic acid that is extracted from black catechu as a white crystalline substance catechin
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