This section is from the book "Chromatography; Or, A Treatise On Colours And Pigments, And Of Their Powers In Painting", by George Field. Also available from Amazon: Chromatography, or A Treatise on Colours and Pigments, and of Their Powers in Painting.
Anotta, Arnotta, Annotto, Terra Or-Leana, Roucou, etc. are names of a vegetal substance brought from the West Indies, of an orange-red colour, soluble in water and spirit of wine, but very fugitive and changeable, and not fit for painting. It is principally used by the dyer, and in colouring cheese. It is also an ingredient in some lackers. See Carucru, Chap. XIX. Art. ii.