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annotto


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Annotto  \An*not"to\,  Arnotto  \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.]