annatto
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Usage note
The plural of “annatto” is “annattos.”
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (dye)
a. el achiote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The food scientists added annatto to the cheese to give it its yellowish color.Los científicos alimentarios le añadieron achiote al queso para darle su color amarillento.
2. (botany)
a. el achiote
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We planted annattos on the farm so we could extract the dye from them.Plantamos achiotes en la finca para extraerles el tinte.
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