Definition of achiote in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌatʃɪˈɒti


  • North American term for annatto.
    More 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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