archil


ar·chil

noun \ˈär-chəl\

Definition of ARCHIL

1
:  a violet dye obtained from lichens (genera Roccella and Lecanora)
2
:  a lichen that yields archil

Origin of ARCHIL

Middle English orchell
First Known Use: 15th century

ar·chil

noun \ˈär-chəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ARCHIL

1
: a violet dye obtained from lichens (genera Rocella and Lecanora)—see cudbear
2
: a lichen that yields archil

Variants of ARCHIL

ar·chil also or·chil \ˈr-\

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