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achiote

[ah-chee-oh-tee, -tey]
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noun
  1. annatto.
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Also a·chi·o·ta [ah-chee-oh-tah, -tuh] /ˌɑ tʃiˈoʊ tɑ, -tə/.

Origin of achiote

1790–1800; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl āchiotl
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Historical Examples

  • An interesting plant, very much in evidence here, is the achiote or uruc.

    The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise

    Walter Hardenburg