Definition of achiote in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌatʃɪˈɒti/


North American term for annatto.
Example sentences
  • Mexican achiote, ground to a paste ready for use, is imported to the USA.
  • The delicious rice is reddened with achiote and redolent of olive oil.
  • Saute in butter one finely chopped onion, paprika (or achiote if you can find it) and cayenne.


Mid 17th century: from Spanish, from Nahuatl achiotl.

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