Origin of catechu
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Foreign astringents (generally catechu) are added to conceal the presence of exhausted leaves.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants|Edwin M. Bruce
A catechu bath is now prepared, in which the silk is entered and worked for an hour, and then allowed to steep over night.Textiles|William H. Dooley
The astringent taste of old brandy is imitated by the introduction of a little catechu into the British spirits.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
A third product to which the name catechu is also applied, is obtained from the fruits of the areca or betel palm, Areca catechu.
Ordinary black catechu is usually imported in three different forms.