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Definition of Catechu

Catechu
Catechu Cat"e*chu, n. [See Cashoo.] (Chem.) A dry, brown, astringent extract, obtained by decoction and evaporation from the Acacia catechu, and several other plants growing in India. It contains a large portion of tannin or tannic acid, and is used in medicine and in the arts. It is also known by the names terra japonica, cutch, gambier, etc. --Ure. --Dunglison.

Meaning of Catechu from wikipedia

- Catechu (/ˈkætɪʃuː/ or /ˈkætɪtʃuː/) is an extract of acacia trees used variously as a food additive, astringent, tannin, and dye. It is extracted from...
- Areca catechu is a species of palm which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. The palm is believed to have originated...
- "catechu" in Linnaean taxonomy, as the type-species from which the extracts cutch and catechu are derived. Common names for it include kher, catechu,...
- areca nut (/ˈærɪkə/ or /əˈriːkə/) is the fruit of the areca palm (Areca catechu), which grows in much of the tropical Pacific (Melanesia and Micronesia)...
- A. catechu may refer to: Acacia catechu, the mimosa catechu, a deciduous thorny tree species Areca catechu, the areca palm or areca nut palm, a species...
- catechin chemical family derives from catechu, which is the tannic juice or boiled extract of Mimosa catechu (Acacia catechu L.f). Catechin possesses two benzene...
- preparation catechin, which is the residuum of catechu, the boiled or concentrated juice of Mimosa catechu (Acacia catechu). Upon heating catechin above its decomposition...
- on the Malabar Coast of India. The best-known member of the genus is A. catechu, the areca nut palm. Several species of areca nuts, known for their bitter...
- unique black colour that derives from Catechu, an extract from the heartwood of Burmese catechu acacia trees. Catechu does not interfere with the characteristics...
- herbal medicine. Also known as pale catechu, white catechu or ****an Earth, it is often confused with other forms of catechu. Gambier production began as a...
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