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Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti
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Alternative clues for the word cochineal
Word definitions for cochineal in dictionaries
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cochineal \Coch"i*neal\ (k[o^]ch"[i^]*n[=e]l; 277), [Sp. cochinilla, dim. from L. coccineus, coccinus, scarlet, fr. coccum the kermes berry, G. ko`kkos berry, especially the kermes insect, used to dye scarlet, as the cochineal was formerly supposed to be...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 A species of insect ((taxlink Dactylopius coccus species noshow=1)). 2 A vivid red dye made from the bodies of cochineal insects.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, from French cochenille (16c.), probably from Spanish cochinilla , from a diminutive of Latin coccinus (adj.) "scarlet-colored," from coccum "berry (actually an insect) yielding scarlet dye" (see kermes ). But some sources identify the Spanish source...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye [syn: cochineal insect , Dactylopius coccus ]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
The cochineal ( or ; Dactylopius coccus ) is a scale insect in the suborder Sternorrhyncha , from which the natural dye carmine is derived. A primarily sessile parasite native to tropical and subtropical South America as well as Mexico and Arizona, this...
Usage examples of cochineal.
So inventing by the light of inner consciousness alone, he worked up tiny doses of the grey ambergris into mutton fat, coloured it faintly pink with cochineal insects he caught on the prickly pear hedges, added a little crude borax as a preservative, and so produced a cosmetic that was no better and little worse than the thousand other nostrums of its kind in daily use elsewhere.
Dipped ordinary paper in an aqueous solution of sulphate of copper and carbonate of ammonia and then added alkaline solutions of cochineal or equivalent coloring matter.
This method can be carried out in, for instance, dyeing a cochineal scarlet with tin crystals, a yellow from fustic and alum, a black from logwood and copperas and bluestone, a red from madder and bichrome, and the dyeing of the Alizarine colours by the use of chrome fluoride, etc.
The new commerce robbed the peasant of some of his markets by substituting foreign articles like indigo and cochineal for domestic farm products.
Indigo extract, Cochineal, Acid Magenta, Picric acid, Naphthol Yellow, and Tartrazine dye the wool only at the boil.
Croceine A Z, Brilliant Croceine 9 B, Brilliant Croceine 7 B, Brilliant Croceine 5 B, Brilliant Croceine 3 B, Brilliant Croceine M O O, Crystal Scarlet 6 R, Brilliant Cochineal 4 R, Brilliant Croceine B, Brilliant Cochineal 2 R, Orange E N Z, and Croceine Orange E N.
The window was made up of alternating squares of blue and cochineal glass, all but the single clear pane through which Mirromi looked.
At the far end of the passage a flight of fifty steps led up into another room, hung this time with black silks and with a window of blue and cochineal glass - the eastern window of the Tertiary Tower.
When this failed, he utilized a knowledge of Spanish-- casually picked up, like all his acquirements--and was next heard of at Veer Cruz, where he dealt in cochineal, indigo, sarsaparilla, and logwood.
After some thought Robert writes a series of messages on pieces of parchment made from seals' bladders, with ink obtained from cochineal insects.
He sits alone in brand-new Rooms of which he may be the very first Occupant, in the smell of Plaster and Paint and Glue, the Paper upon the Walls an assault of Color, Indigo, Cochineal Red, Spanish Orange, the rarely-observ'd Magenta and Green.
Cochin (he is named EmileAdolphe-Lucian), which, when anagrammed, gives Cochineal.
Its gaudy hue derived from a dark insect called the cochineal, which always resembled in my mind a dog tick.
Hundreds of campfires surrounded the fair, but at last I recognized the Healer's donkey, dog, and the distinctive indio blanket that I'd seen the dog lying on, dyed imperial red from cochineal bugs.
Or are you to hurl cochineal over her evening frock when she steals round with her phosphorus bottle and her supernatural platitude?