Achiote

Achiote (Bixa orellana) is a large shrub or small tree produces spiny red fruits popularly called

Bixa orellana

Sinónimos:
Achiote
Achiote (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish achiote, from Classical Nahuatl āchiyōtl.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑtʃiːˈoʊti/, /ˌɑkiːˈoʊti/

Noun

achiote (plural achiotes)

  1. A tropical American evergreen shrub, Bixa orellana; the lipstick tree.
  2. The seed of this tree used as a colouring or in Latin American cooking.
  3. An orange-red dye obtained from this seed.

Synonyms

  • annatto
  • E160b (when used as a food colouring)

Translations

Anagrams

  • chaoite
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