- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.ɪt͡ʃ.uː/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæt.əˌt͡ʃuː/, /ˈkæt.əˌʃuː/
- A gummy extract of any of several species of Acacieae, produced by boiling the wood of the tree in water and evaporating the resulting liquid.
- 1837, Jonathan Pereira, “Lectures on Materia Medica: Lecture LXI”, in London Medical Gazette, volume XX, page 107:
- The pale catechus are usually sweeter and more pleasant for chewing.