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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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The final chapter in Part I is a detailed description by Potter of the history of extraction of several resources such as gutta-percha, jelutung, cutch, tobacco and rubber.
Caption: 3 Cotton scarves dyed in madder, myrobalan, cutch, indigo green, raintree and indigo blue, using different mordants (except for the indigo which requires no mordant).
He was predeceased by a brother, Ronald "Kenneth" Johnson and sister, Marjorie Meni Cutch.