carmine

noun car·mine \ ˈkär-mən , -ˌmīn \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of carmine

1 : a rich red to crimson pigment made from cochineal
2 : a vivid red

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Origin and Etymology of carmine

French carmin, from Medieval Latin carminium, perhaps ultimately from Arabic qirmiz kermes + Latin minium cinnabar


Medical Dictionary

carmine

noun car·mine \ ˈkär-mən, -ˌmīn \

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


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