archil definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of orchil.
    • A violet dye obtained from a few types of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which develop on maritime rocks inside Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
    • The plant from where the dye is obtained.
    • A violet dye acquired from a few species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which grow on maritime rocks in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
    • The plant from which the dye is gotten.
    • an abundant violet, mauve, or purple coloring matter obtained from particular lichens, particularly the Roccella tinctoria and R. fuciformis.
    • The lichen from which the dye is acquired. See Roccella.
    • In addition written orchil, and formerly archall, orchal, orchel, orchella.
    • any one of different lecanoras that yield the dye archil
    • a purplish dye acquired from orchil lichens
    • Variant of orchil.
    • A violet dye acquired from several species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which develop on maritime stones inside Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
    • The plant where the dye is gotten.
    • A violet dye obtained from a few species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which grow on maritime stones inside Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
    • The plant from where the dye is gotten.
    • A rich violet, mauve, or purple color matter gotten from particular lichens, particularly the Roccella tinctoria and R. fuciformis.
    • The lichen where the dye is obtained. See Roccella.
    • In addition written orchil, and previously archall, orchal, orchel, orchella.
    • any of different lecanoras that yield the dye archil
    • a purplish dye acquired from orchil lichens

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