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annatto

[ə′näd·ō]
(botany)
Bixa orellana. A tree found in tropical America, characterized by cordate leaves and spinose, seed-filled capsules; a yellowish-red dye obtained from the pulp around the seeds is used as a food coloring.

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(Bixa orellana), a tall shrub or small tree of the family Bixaceae. The alternate leaves are cordate-ovate. The large, five-parted flowers are in terminal panicles. The fruit is a polyspermous bivalve capsule. The annatto is native to tropical America. It has been cultivated for a long time in tropical countries of the Old and New Worlds to obtain an orange dye, also known as annatto. The dye is obtained from the fleshy outer covering of the seeds and is used mainly to color butter, margarine, cheese, and similar food products. Indians used the dye as body paint. The annatto is also used as a hedge and as a windbreak.

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Rennet is then added to the batch, followed by anatto, a naturally-occurring plant-based orange colouring agent.
The Custom-House marker imprinted it, with a stencil and black paint, on pepper-bags, and baskets of anatto, and cigar-boxes, and bales of all kinds of dutiable merchandise, in testimony that these commodities had paid the impost, and gone regularly through the office.
Dish: Chuletas Yucateca or Yucatan-style pork chops with anatto seeds and grilled red onions.
OSIERS RENNET ANATTO TINIER ETERNE SIREES RUTILE URANIA SINTER INTURN NARINE ELATER RUTINS URINAL TANTRA INTUIT LIERNE EARNER
95) in the Yucatan manner by sauteing the denizen in an anatto seed mixture and serving it dramatically with pickled onions, black beans and rice.