noun car·moi·sin \¦kärmˌwä¦zēn, (ˈ)kär¦mȯizən\

Definition of carmoisin



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Origin and Etymology of carmoisin

probably from German karmoisin carmine, alteration (influenced by French cramoisi crimson) of karmesin, from obsolete Italian carmesino, modification of Arabic qirmizī kermes-colored, from qirmiz kermes — more at crimson

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a brief usually trivial fact

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