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Catechu - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Catechu' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Catechu [ n.]
- 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.