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catechu (kăt´əchōō) or cutch, extract from the heartwood of Acacia catechu, a leguminous tree of the pulse family, native to India and Myanmar. Catechu is a fast brown dye used for various shades of brown and olive, including the familiar khaki, and also in tanning. White cutch is a synonym for gambier, a leaf extract of a shrub (Uncaria gambir) of the madder family, which is similarly used.

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catechu

catechu astringent substance obtained from various Eastern barks, etc. XVII. — modL. catechu, defined as ‘terra japonica’ (Japanese earth) on account of its appearance, unexpl. deriv. of Malay kachu; see CACHOU.

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cachou

cachou †CATECHU XVIII; sweetmeat for sweetening the breath XIX. — F. — Pg. †cacho, cachu — Malay kachu.

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cachou

cachou Small scented tablets for sweetening the breath.

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cachou

cachoucachou, cashew •sandshoe • fichu •issue, Mogadishu, tissue •Honshu • horseshoe • snowshoe •Kyushu • gumshoe • overshoe

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