- a red or purplish-red pigment obtained mainly from cochineal
- its color
Origin of carmineFrench carmin from Medieval Latin carminium from Arabic qirmiz, crimson ( from Sanskrit k?imi??, insect-produced from k?mi, worm, insect: the dye comes from crushed insects: see cochineal); form influenced, influence by Classical Latin minium, cinnabar red
red or purplish-red; crimson
- A strong to vivid red.
- A crimson pigment derived from cochineal.
Strong to vivid red.
Origin of carmineFrench carmin from Medieval Latin carminium probably blend of Arabic qirmiz kermes ; see kermes . and Latin minium cinnabar ; see minium .
- of the purplish red colour shade carmine.