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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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"I talked to Cutch about it, he said just swing at 70 percent and I should be good," Bell said.
"You heard Cutch [Andrew McCutchen] talk, he saw it first hand when he came as a visitor last year.
The contemporary non-Muslim states around Sindh were Chalky in Gujrat (998-1298 AD) and Cutch (1000-1147 AD), Jareja Sammas of Cutch (11471948 AD), Parthras of Malwa (960-1027 AD).11
He urged the Bangladeshi authorities to consider for unhindered access of Nepali products like tea, coffee, large cardamoms, ginger, herbal products, broom, fresh vegetables, apples, oranges, yarn, lentils, cutch, vegetable seed, pashmina, handicraft, among others to Bangladeshi market.
This includes the Dawoodi Bohra Mosque, the Shwetamber Jain Temple, the Ismaili Kuze Jamatkhana, the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Mombasa Sikh Temple, the Shri Cutch Satsang Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, several Mosques and the Anglican Church, amongst many others.
Scientists at Central Michigan University set out to study the effects of cutch tree (Acacia catechu) and white mulberry (Morus alba) extracts in people with osteoarthritis.
After designating Hyderabad as their capital in 1789, the brothers extended their control over vast territories of present-day Sindh, Cutch, Balochistan, Sabzalkot and Bhang Bhara, comprising a total area of more than 100,000 square kilometres with an estimated population of about four million.
Vicco Vajradanti Ayurvedic Toothpaste, for instance, contains therapeutic ingredients including babool bark, Indian medlar, blackberry, cloves, Bengal madder, jujube bark, walnut bark, mayweed plant, Indian liquorice root, bishop's weed, cinnamon, cutch tree bark, sappan wood, chebulic myrobalan, vajradanti bark, Indian sarsaparilla, Indian gooseberry, berelic myrobalans, cubeb and oak, says Pendharkar.
Normally, of course, the ladle for the vedic sacrifice would be made of acacia or cutch wood (Acacia catechu).
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