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- n. The orange-coloured pulp covering the seeds of the tropical plant Bixa orellana, from which annatto is prepared.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The orange-colored pulp covering the seeds of the tropical plant Bixa Orellana, from which annotto is prepared. See annoto.
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These they clasped in a warm, fulsome embrace: they were smeared from head to foot with rocoa
The women rested on the bank like river-nymphs: their costume was somewhat less prudish than that of the men, the coat of rocoa being confined to their faces, which were further decorated with joints of reed thrust through the nose and ears.
The artists of the tribe, filling their palms with rocoa, and moistening the same with saliva, went up to their late patrons and began to decorate their faces.
One of the three ambassadors, a graceful rogue of twenty-five, marked all over with rocoa and lote, so as to earn for himself the nickname of "the Panther," gamboled and caracoled in front of the procession as if to give it an entertainment.