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.