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[Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin.]


(Elements & Compounds) another name for catechu


(Placename) a variant spelling of Kutch


(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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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.
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A proposal of forming a Union with the rulers of Kathiawar and Cutch was presented on the directions of Vallabhbhai Patel but Nawab Mahabat refused.
Pakistan Mammal's Red List Assessment made in 2005 (Sheikh and Molur, 2005) indicated that majority of small rodent mammals recorded in Tharparkar district are of least concern except that Balochistan gerbil and Cutch rock rat that may be struggling at the local level.
Cutch or catechu is an extract prepared from the hard wood Acacia catechu, occurs in nearly black masses, breaks easily and fractured surface have dull glossy look.