Sentence Examples with the word catechu

Acacia arabica is the gum-arabic tree of India, but yields a gum inferior to the true gum-arabic. An astringent medicine, called catechu or cutch, is procured from several species, but more especially from Acacia catechu, by boiling down the wood and evaporating the solution so as to get an extract.

The nuts are again boiled, and the inspissated juice of the second decoction yields a weaker catechu of a brown or reddish colour.