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 (ä′chē-ō′tē, -tĕ)

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl achiotl.]


(ˌætʃɪˈəʊtɪ; ˌætʃɪˈəʊteɪ)
(Plants) another name for annatto
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It is the seed of the tropical bush Bixa Orellana -- known as the lipstick tree -- which is a plant native to Central and South America.
Even the Maya used the seeds of the tropical Bixa orellana tree for colouring and dying.
Annatto, a carotenoid, is extracted from the seeds of Bixa orellana trees grown in tropical regions on several continents.
Urucum, or Bixa orellana, is best known as the source of the natural pigment annatto, produced from the fruit.
Antimicrobial activity of crude extracts from plant parts and corresponding calli of Bixa orellana L.