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see KachchhKachchh,
or Cutch
, district (1991 pop. 1,252,507), 17,000 sq mi (44,030 sq km), Gujarat state, W India, bounded on the N by Pakistan. It is largely barren except for a fertile band along the Gulf of Kachchh in the Arabian Sea.
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see catechucatechu
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.
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Tannin extracted from mangrove bark.


, Cutch
1. a former state of W India, on the Gulf of Kutch (an inlet of the Arabian Sea): part of Gujarat state since 1960
2. Rann of. an extensive salt waste in W central India, and S Pakistan: consists of the Great Rann in the north and the Little Rann in the southeast; seasonal alternation between marsh and desert; some saltworks. In 1968 an international tribunal awarded about 10 per cent of the border area to Pakistan. Area: 23 000 sq. km (9000 sq. miles)
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These tribes controlled trade routes to Karachi, Makran, Cutch and other regions and commanded extensive influence in the region.
Kochi (Kerala), July 9 (ANI): To ease the errors on writing bank checks, Cutchsoft Private Limited, the technology arm of Cutch Group, unveiled its new Windows-software based Cheque Management application, Cheque Strategic Office Software (Cheque SOS) in Kochi.
11) Significantly, as with Ahmad Tajuddin's reliance first on his Malayan private secretary and later on the former Sarawak government officer, Gerard MacBryan, Jamalul Alam's father, Sultan Hashim, had preferred to make use of an outsider--in this case an independent Englishman managing a foreign-owned cutch (mangrove bark) company--rather than rely on his Resident.
Catechu or cutch is an astringent produced from a number of species, but especially from Acacia catechu.
GKN Rockford, through subsidiaries, Rockford Cutch Corp.
The most important products exported by India included polypropylene, iron ore fines and lumps, meal of soybean solvent extracted, electrolytic plates, vegetable seeds and cutch extracts.
Brunei offered two minor export items -- cutch and coal -- to attract British investors who, however, showed more interest in planting rubber.