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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A special carmine stick replaced rouge on the cheeks followed by a dusting of face powder.
▪ Immense carmine portraits of Marx, Engels and Lenin were hoisted as witnesses and validators of the pageant.
▪ Its flowers have needle-thin petals in differing degrees of white, rose, pink and carmine.
▪ Light blue, No. 147, and rose carmine, No. 124, were used on the flower heads.
▪ The filthy, carmine, oily water.
▪ The granite was gradually being dyed carmine by the progress of the dying sun.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Carmine \Car"mine\, n. [F. carmin (cf. Sp. carmin, It. carminio), contr. from LL. carmesinus purple color. See Crimson.]

  1. A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.

  2. A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.

  3. (Chem.) The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called also carminic acid.

    Carmine red (Chem.), a coloring matter obtained from carmine as a purple-red substance, and probably allied to the phthale["i]ns.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1712, originally of the dyestuff, from French carmin (12c.), from Medieval Latin carminium, from Arabic qirmiz "crimson" (see kermes). Form influenced in Latin by minium "red lead, cinnabar," a word said to be of Iberian origin. As an adjective from 1737; as a color name from 1799.


a. of the purplish red colour shade carmine. n. 1 A purplish-red pigment, made from dye obtained from the cochineal beetle; carminic acid or any of its derivatives 2 A purplish-red colour, resembling that pigment.

  1. adj. having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet]

  2. n. a variable color averaging a vivid red [syn: cardinal]

  3. v. color carmine

Carmine, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 228
Housing Units (2000): 118
Land area (2000): 1.647399 sq. miles (4.266743 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.647399 sq. miles (4.266743 sq. km)
FIPS code: 12916
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.149059 N, 96.688420 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 78932
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Carmine, TX

Carmine ( or ), also called cochineal, cochineal extract, crimson lake or carmine lake, natural red 4, C.I. 75470, or E120, is a pigment of a bright- red color obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid; it is also a general term for a particularly deep-red color. The pigment is produced from some scale insects such as the cochineal scale and certain Porphyrophora species ( Armenian cochineal and Polish cochineal). Carmine is used in the manufacture of artificial flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge, and other cosmetics, and is routinely added to food products such as yogurt, candy and certain brands of juice, the most notable ones being those of the ruby-red variety.

Carmine (color)

Carmine is the general term for some deep red colours that are very slightly purplish but are generally slightly closer to red than the colour crimson is. Some rubies are coloured the colour shown below as rich carmine. The deep dark red colour shown at right as carmine is the colour of the raw unprocessed pigment, but lighter, richer, or brighter colours are produced when the raw pigment is processed, some of which are shown below.

The first recorded use of carmine as a colour name in English was in 1523.

Carmine (disambiguation)

Carmine is a male given name. It may refer to:

Usage examples of "carmine".

Harold Gerber lived in a run-down tenement on Seventh Avenue South, around the corner from Carmine Street.

Just before the carmine and purple handstamp on the 1900 category and the 75-centimes in all the French-China divisions was a tiny checkmark.

They shed shavings, sawdust and lampblack at every step, and from their clothes and hands and faces dripped the carmine paint.

Each photoreceptive sail was a different metallic color: carmine red, cobalt blue, deep purple, emerald green.

Satyris, quod similiter in hoc carmine ridiculae res puden-daeque dicuntur, velut quae a Satyris proferuntur et fiunt.

Though he wore his own hair-cut fairly short and whitish-grey in color-he had caked his face with an elaborate maquillage of snow-white cream and powder, carefully drawn in soot-black brows and lashes, artificially pinkened his cheeks, and heavily carmined his puckered old mouth.

The space had been hewn from the rock on which the castle was founded, the walls of glistening, unmortised black stone decorated with brightly colored caricatures of bone-white, cadaverous men and women with cruel carmine mouths and ridiculously elongated limbs and exaggerated fangs.

In response to this threat, Hank activated his vest, just as Carmine lunged for him.

The five stood inside the carrier as he handed out canteens of water to Carmine, Hank and Bella.

Trevor and Carmine led the festivities and notched hero status in the minds of their followers.

The colors' names -- sandy ocher and carmine red and indigo -- rolled into Susannah's mind as if she were reading them off her paint box.

Its head lifted for a moment from the feast, showing the carmined mouth, the protruding eyes wide with its unholy desire.

In that heavy make-up with those rouged cheeks and thickly carmined lips, she looked like some indecently daubed statue, impossibly grotesque against a background of ridiculous pink silk hangings.

These had been all white, meaning unwholesomely rich in greens and blues and carmines, and very pallid to begin with, earning slow increments of honey and ultimate toffee as the sun slowly chewed them.

Your nipples gently touched by the brush of your Malabar slave girl, who has dipped it into the same carmine that bloodies your lips, inviting as a wound!