Carmine
Carmine Car"mine, n. [F. carmin (cf. Sp. carmin, It. carminio), contr. from LL. carmesinus purple color. See {Crimson}.] 1. A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple. [1913 Webster]

2. A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

{Carmine red} (Chem.), a coloring matter obtained from carmine as a purple-red substance, and probably allied to the phthale["i]ns. [1913 Webster]


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  • carminé — carminé, ée [ karmine ] adj. • 1784; de carmin ♦ D un rouge vif. Laque carminée. ● carminé, carminée adjectif (de carmin) Rouge vif. ● carminé, carminée (synonymes) adjectif (de carmin) Rouge vif. Synonymes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Carmine — Carmine, TX U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 228 Housing Units (2000): 118 Land area (2000): 1.647399 sq. miles (4.266743 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.647399 sq. miles (4.266743 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • carmine — carmine. См. кармин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Carmine — Carmine, Pietro, ital. Politiker, geb. 13. Nov. 1841 in Camparada, studierte das Ingenieurwesen und wurde 1882 in die Deputiertenkammer gewählt, wo er sich der von Colombo geführten liberal konservativen Gruppe anschloß. Vom März bis Juli 1896… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • carminé — carminé, ée (kar mi né, née) adj. De couleur de carmin. Rose, fleur carminée …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • carmine — 1712, from Fr. carmin (12c.), from M.L. carminium, from Arabic qirmiz crimson, from Skt. krimiga insect produced, from krmi worm, insect. The dye comes from crushed cochineal insects. Influenced in Latin by minium red lead, cinnabar, which is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • carmine — ► NOUN ▪ a vivid crimson pigment made from cochineal. ORIGIN French carmin, from an Arabic word meaning «kermes»; related to CRIMSON(Cf. ↑crimson) …   English terms dictionary

  • carmine — [kär′min, kär′mīn΄] n. [Fr carmin < ML carminium < Ar qirmiz, crimson (< Sans kṛimiǧā, insect produced < kṛmi, worm, insect: the dye comes from crushed insects: see COCHINEAL); form infl. by L minium, cinnabar red] 1. a red or… …   English World dictionary

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