carmine definition

  • noun:
    • a powerful to scarlet.
    • A crimson pigment based on cochineal.
    • A purplish-red pigment, made of dye obtained from cochineal beetle; carminic acid or some of its derivatives
    • A purplish-red colour, resembling that pigment.
    • an abundant red or crimson color with a shade of purple.
    • a lovely pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature artwork.
    • the primary coloring concept of cochineal, removed as a purple-red amorphous mass. It's a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- therefore called in addition carminic acid.
    • The pure coloring matter or concept of cochineal, to which the formula C17H18O10 was assigned. It types a purple size soluble in water.
    • any particular one of a couple of lakes various talents prepared through the same coloring matter which contains the best proportion of coloring matter toward base, that is usually alumina.
    • Specifically A pigment made of cochineal.
    • a variable shade averaging a vivid purple
  • adjective:
    • powerful to bright red.
    • of the purplish purple colour tone carmine.
    • of a color after the color spectrum (alongside lime); resembling colour of bloodstream or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  • verb:
    • shade carmine

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