Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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catechu ( black catechu, cutch )

An extract obtained from the wood of Acacia catechu, a tree grown in Eastern India, and other areas, and used in tanning leather. It contains catechin and catechutannic acid. See also: CATECHOL ; VEGETABLE TANNINS . (175 )

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