Meaning of catechu

cat•e•chu

Pronunciation: (kat'i-ch", -ky"), [key]
— n.
  1. 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
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