cochineal insect


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

First Known Use of COCHINEAL INSECT

1801

cochineal insect

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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