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Noun: catechu  'ka-tu,choo
  1. Extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally
    - black catechu
  2. East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu
    - Jerusalem thorn, Acacia catechu

Derived forms: catechus

Type of: acacia, extract, infusion

Part of: genus Acacia

Encyclopedia: Catechu