Carmine meaning

kärmĭn, -mīn
A strong to vivid red.
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A crimson pigment derived from cochineal.
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Strong to vivid red.
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A red or purplish-red pigment obtained mainly from cochineal.
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Its color.
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Red or purplish-red; crimson.
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A purplish-red pigment, made from dye obtained from the cochineal beetle; carminic acid or any of its derivatives.
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A purplish-red colour, resembling that pigment.

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Of the purplish red colour shade carmine.
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Origin of carmine

  • French carmin from Medieval Latin carminium probably blend of Arabic qirmiz kermes kermes and Latin minium cinnabar minium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French carmin, from irregular Medieval Latin carminium, itself from Arabic قرمز (qirmiz, “crimson, kermes”) (from Sanskrit कृमिज (kṛmija, “produced by worms”), from कृमि (kṛ́mi, “worm, insect”)), plus or with influence from Latin minium.

    From Wiktionary