Recent Examples of cochineal from the Web
Starbucks was using what is called a cochineal dye, which is a natural dye derived from insects, to color its strawberry Frappuccinos.
The paintings are by Metsu and Ter Borch, the compositions and concepts subtly varied, yet each includes an elegant young woman in a shimmering white silk skirt and a cochineal-red bodice.
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Origin and Etymology of cochineal
First Known Use: 1582See Words from the same year
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