Definition of Black catechu

1. Noun. Extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally.

Exact synonyms: Catechu
Substance meronyms: Acacia Catechu, Catechu, Jerusalem Thorn
Generic synonyms: Extract, Infusion



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Catechu

black bryony
black buck
black buffalo
black cab
black caiman
black cake
black calla
black caraway
black card
black cardamom
black cards
black carpet beetle
black carpet beetles
black cat
black cataract
black catechu (current term)
black chamber
black chanterelle
black chanterelles
black cherry
black cherry tree
black coal
black coals
black cock
black cocks
black coffee
black coffees
black cohosh
black comedy
black coral

Literary usage of Black catechu

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1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This extract is known as black catechu. A similar extract, known in pharmacy as ... Ordinary black catechu is usually imported in three different forms. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This extract is known as black catechu. A similar extract, known in pharmacy as ... Ordinary black catechu is usually imported in three different forms. ..."

3. A Text-book of botany and pharmacognosy by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"381) indigenous to Malacca, Java and Sumatra and mostly cultivated near Singapore, the former being known as " black catechu " or " cutch," and the latter ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"Ordinary black catechu is usually imported in three different forms. ... The extract obtained from these plants is also known as black catechu, Pegu cutch, ..."

5. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy: Intended for the Use of Students in by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"black catechu.—In irregular masses, with fragments of leaves or mats upon the outside reddish-black, somewhat shiny; brittle, more or less porous internally ..."

6. Scientific and Applied Pharmacognosy for Students of Pharmacy, and by Henry Kraemer (1915)
"black catechu.—In irregular masses, with fragments of leaves or mats upon the outside reddish-black, somewhat shiny; brittle, more or less porous internally ..."

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