One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for annatto
- ‘The first product in Bolivia to earn organic certification from Bio Latina, achiote provides an ecologically-safe alternative to synthetically-produced dye.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Heat the oil in large saucepan and add the achiote.’
- ‘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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