An*not"to (#), Ar*not"to (#), n. [Perh. the native name.]

A red or yellowish-red dyeing material, prepared from the pulp surrounding the seeds of a tree (Bixa orellana) belonging to the tropical regions of America. It is used for coloring cheese, butter, etc.

[Written also Anatto, Anatta, Annatto, Annotta, etc.]


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Ar*not"to (#), n.

Same as Annotto.


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