Achiote meaning

ä'chē-ō'tē, -tĕ
The reddish-brown seed of the tree that is the source of annatto, ground to make a reddish spice used esp. in Puerto Rican cooking.
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This spice.
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A tropical American evergreen shrub, Bixa orellana; the lipstick tree.
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The seed of this tree used as a colouring or in Latin American cooking.
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An orange-red dye obtained from this seed.
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Origin of achiote

  • American Spanish from Nahuatl achiotl
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish achiote, from Classical Nahuatl āchiotl.
    From Wiktionary