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[Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin.]
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for catechu


(Placename) a variant spelling of Kutch
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(ˈkæt ɪˌtʃu, -ˌkyu)

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]
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Noun1.cutch - tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas
tannic acid, tannin - any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
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