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Meaning of CARMINE

Pronunciation:  'kârmin

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a variable color averaging a vivid red
  2. [adj]  having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  3. [v]  color carmine

CARMINE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: blood-red, cardinal, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, chromatic, crimson, red, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet
 See Also: red, redden, redness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Car"mine\, n. [F. carmin (cf. Sp. carmin, It.
carminio), contr. from LL. carmesinus purple color. See
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.

Thesaurus Terms
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