Definition of achiote in English:

achiote

noun

  • North American term for annatto
    • ‘Heat the oil in large saucepan and add the achiote.’
    • ‘The delicious rice is reddened with achiote and redolent of olive oil.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Saute in butter one finely chopped onion, paprika (or achiote if you can find it) and cayenne.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

achiote

/ˌatʃɪˈɒti/