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 (ä′chē-ō′tē, -tĕ)

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl achiotl.]
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(ˌætʃɪˈəʊtɪ; ˌætʃɪˈəʊteɪ)
(Plants) another name for annatto
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For example, it will use annatto, which comes from the seeds found in the fruit from the achiote tree, to replace Red 40 and Yellow 5, and will use natural vanilla flavor to replace artificial vanillin.
Annatto is made from seeds of the achiote tree that grows in subtropic regions.
The bright orangered rind has fine, powdery moulds and the distinctive colour is a result of annatto, a colouring made from the seeds of the achiote tree. The cheese can be traced back to the 17th Century when most of it was traded at a cheese market in Leicester, and dying the cheese set it apart from other types, suggesting a good quality cheese with high cream content.