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English noun: catechu

1. catechu (plant) extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally


Synonymsblack catechu


Broader (hypernym)extract, infusion


Substance meronymAcacia catechu, catechu, Jerusalem thorn

2. catechu (plant) East Indian spiny tree having twice-pinnate leaves and yellow flowers followed by flat pods; source of black catechu


SynonymsAcacia catechu, Jerusalem thorn


Broader (hypernym)acacia


Member meronymgenus Acacia


Substance holonymblack catechu, catechu









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