archil

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noun ar·chil \ ˈär-chəl \

Definition of archil

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

Origin and Etymology of archil

Middle English orchell


Medical Dictionary

archil

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noun ar·chil \ ˈär-chəl \
variants: also orchil play \ˈȯr-\

medical Definition of archil

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

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