noun car·mine \ˈkär-mən, -ˌmīn\

Definition of CARMINE

:  a rich crimson or scarlet lake made from cochineal
:  a vivid red

Origin of CARMINE

French carmin, from Medieval Latin carminium, perhaps ultimately from Arabic qirmiz kermes + Latin minium cinnabar
First Known Use: 1712

Rhymes with CARMINE


noun car·mine \ˈkär-mən, -ˌmīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARMINE

:  a vivid red lake consisting essentially of an aluminum salt of carminic acid made from cochineal and used as a biological stain and as coloring in foods, drugs, and cosmetics; also :  any of various coloring matters (as indigo carmine) other than carmine
May 29, 2015
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