A diminutive associated with the feminine provided names Katherine, Kathleen, and related brands.
In northern India, a gray, crystalline compound prepared from a concentrated decoction of this timber of Acacia Catechu, by placing inside a couple of twigs and permitting the decoction to cool. The twigs are eliminated together with crystalline substance collected. It is a refined form of catechu, consisting of very nearly pure catechin, and it is eaten by the locals inside their pan, imparting because of the lime the red colorization towards the teeth and mouth. Compare catechu, khirsal, and cooking pan.