Meaning of CARMINE in English

CARMINE

/kahr"min, -muyn/ , n.

1. a crimson or purplish-red color.

2. a crimson pigment obtained from cochineal.

[ 1705-15; carmin (color), carmine (pigment), OF; cf. ML carminium, perh. b. carmesinum (see CRIMSON) and minium MINIUM ]

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