alkermes

noun
al·ker·mes | \alˈkərmēz, -mə̇s;ˌalkərˈmes\
plural -es

Definition of alkermes 

1 obsolete : the kermes insect

2 : an originally Italian liqueur made of brandy flavored with bay leaves, mace, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon and colored a brilliant red with the kermes insect or with cochineal

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First Known Use of alkermes

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alkermes

French alkermès, from Spanish alkermes (now usually alquermes), from Arabic al-qirmiz the alkermes

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