from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Catechu.
  • noun A block of paper or vellum, between the leaves of which gold-leaf is placed to be beaten.
  • noun Same as cultch.
  • noun Same as quitch-grass, Triticum repens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) See cultch.
  • noun See catechu.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical a preservative, made from catechu gum boiled in water, used to prolong the life of a sail
  • noun zoology Alternative form of cultch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tannin extract derived from any of several mangrove barks of Pacific areas


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Malay kachu, of Dravidian origin.]


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