alkermes definition

  • noun:
    • The desiccated systems of certain pests (female Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio), which go on the kermes oak, formerly a lot utilized as a material for dye and a medicinal ingredient; also a given blend, preparation an such like. containing such pests.
    • A red Italian alcoholic liqueur.
    • A compound cordial, in the shape of a confection, deriving its name through the kermes insect, its main ingredient.
    • title of a once celebrated compound cordial, that an excellent red color was given by kermes.
    • just like kermes.

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