Cashoo
Cashoo Ca*shoo", n. [F. cachou, NL. {catechu}, Cochin-Chin. cay cau from the tree called mimosa, or areca catechu. Cf. {Catechu}.] See {Catechu}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cashoo — /keuh shooh /, n. catechu. [var. sp. of CACHOU] * * * …   Universalium

  • cashoo — /keuh shooh /, n. catechu. [var. sp. of CACHOU] …   Useful english dictionary

  • catechu — /kat i chooh , kyooh /, n. any of several astringent substances obtained from various tropical plants, esp. from the wood of two East Indian acacias, Acacia catechu and A. suma: used in medicine, dyeing, tanning, etc. Also called cashoo, cutch.… …   Universalium

  • Acacia catechu — Catechu Cat e*chu, n. [See {Cashoo}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cachou — Ca chou , n. [F. See Cashoo.] A silvered aromatic pill, used to correct the odor of the breath. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catechu — Cat e*chu, n. [See {Cashoo}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cutch — Catechu Cat e*chu, n. [See {Cashoo}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gambier — Catechu Cat e*chu, n. [See {Cashoo}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terra japonica — Catechu Cat e*chu, n. [See {Cashoo}.] (Chem.) 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catechu — For the region in India, see Kutch District. Catechu (  /ˈkæt …   Wikipedia

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