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roucou

/ ˈruːˌkuː /

noun

  1. another name for annatto


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Word History and Origins

Origin of roucou1

C17: via French from Tupi urucú

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Example Sentences

This was a famous plant—Bixa orellana Roucou; and that pulp was the well-known annotto dye of commerce.

They paint themselves with the roucou, sweetly perfumed with hayawa or accaiari.

Roucou is planted of a Kernel much after the same manner as the Cocao-Tree.

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