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cochineal insect

noun

Definition of COCHINEAL INSECT

:  a small red cactus-feeding scale insect (Dactylopius coccus) the females of which are the source of cochineal
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First Known Use of COCHINEAL INSECT

1801
Medical Dictionary

cochineal insect

noun

Medical Definition of COCHINEAL INSECT

:  a small bright red cactus-feeding scale insect (Dactylopius coccus) the females of which are the source of cochineal

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