Achiote Definition

ächēōtē, ächēōtā
noun
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.
Webster's New World
This spice.
Webster's New World

A tropical American evergreen shrub, Bixa orellana; the lipstick tree.

Wiktionary

An orange-red dye obtained from this seed.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Achiote

Noun

Singular:
achiote
Plural:
achiotes

Origin of Achiote

  • From Spanish achiote, from Classical Nahuatl āchiotl.

    From Wiktionary

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