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archil

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noun ar·chil \ˈär-chəl\

Definition of archil

  1. 1 :  a violet dye obtained from lichens (genera Roccella and Lecanora)

  2. 2 :  a lichen that yields archil



Origin and Etymology of archil

Middle English orchell


First Known Use: 15th century


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archil

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noun ar·chil \ˈär-chəl\

Medical Definition of archil

  1. 1:  a violet dye obtained from lichens (genera Rocella and Lecanora)—see cudbear

  2. 2:  a lichen that yields archil



Variants of archil

also

orchil

\ˈȯr-\play

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