bixa

bixa
\\ˈbiksə\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from American Spanish bija, bixa achiote, from Taino bixa
: an American genus (the type of the family Bixaceae) of trees with cordate leaves and large pink or rose flowers — see annatto tree

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Bixa /bikˈsə/
noun
A tropical American genus of plants yielding anatta, giving name to the Bixāˈceae, a family of parietal Archichlamydeae
ORIGIN: Sp bixa, from Taino bixa

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bixa
(ˈbɪksə)
[Native name in Central America.]
A genus of small trees, natives of tropical America, from the fruits of one species of which (B. orellana) the dye anatta is prepared. Hence bixin, (a) The colouring principle of anatta; (b) A variety of anatta of greatly increased colouring power.
Watts Dict. Chem. I. 600. Syd. Soc. Lex. s.v.

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  • Bixa — Bixa …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bixa — Annattostrauch (Urucum, Achiote) (Bixa orellana) Systematik Kerneudikotyledonen Rosiden Eurosiden II …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bixa — (B. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Pflanzenfamilie der Bixaeêen, Polyandrie Monogynie L., mit fünfblätterigem Kelche, 5 Blumenblättern, vielen Staubgefäßen, einem langen einfachen Griffel u. einer zweiklappigen, außen borstigen Kapsel, deren 8–10… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bixa — L., Gattung der Bixazeen, mit der einzigen Art B. Orellana L. (Orlean , Roucou , Açafraobaum), s. Tafel »Farbpflanzen«, Fig. 6 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bixa — L., Gattg. trop. Bäume (Familie der Bixazeen); die südamerik. B. orellāna L. (Orleanbaum) liefert den Farbstoff Orlean …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bixá — |cs| s. f. Urucu …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Bixa —   Bixaceae Bixa bluete …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bixa — orellana …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Bixa L. — Symbol BIXA Common Name bixa Botanical Family Bixaceae …   Scientific plant list

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