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cat·e·chu

 (kăt′ə-cho͞o′)
n.
1. A spiny Asian tree (Acacia catechu) having bipinnately compound leaves, spikes of yellow flowers, and dark heartwood.
2. A raw material obtained from the heartwood of this plant, used in the preparation of tannins and brown dyes. In both senses also called cutch.

[Probably from Malay kachu, probably from Dravidian karaiyal, karaiccal, that which is dissolved, from karai, to melt.]

catechu

(ˈkætɪˌtʃuː) ,

cachou

or

cutch

n
(Elements & Compounds) a water-soluble astringent resinous substance obtained from any of certain tropical plants, esp the leguminous tree Acacia catechu of S Asia, and used in medicine, tanning, and dyeing. See also gambier
[C17: probably from Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin]

cat•e•chu

(ˈkæt ɪˌtʃu, -ˌkyu)

n.
any of several astringent substances obtained from various tropical Asian plants, esp. two East Indian acacias, Acacia catechu and A. suma: used in medicine, dyeing, tanning, etc. Also called cutch.
[1670–80; < New Latin < Portuguese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sailscatechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
Acacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
extract, infusion - a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
2.catechu - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat podscatechu - East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
acacia - any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia
black catechu, catechu - extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
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