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1. A strong to vivid red.
2. A crimson pigment derived from cochineal.
Strong to vivid red.
[French carmin, from Medieval Latin carminium, probably blend of Arabic qirmiz, kermes; see kermes, and Latin minium, cinnabar; see minium.]
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a. a vivid red colour, sometimes with a purplish tinge
b. (as adjective): carmine paint.
2. (Dyeing) a pigment of this colour obtained from cochineal
[C18: from Medieval Latin carmīnus, from Arabic qirmiz kermes]
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car•mine(ˈkɑr mɪn, -maɪn)
1. a crimson or purplish red color.
2. a crimson pigment obtained from cochineal.
[1705–15; < French carmin (color), carmine (pigment), Old French; compare Medieval Latin carminium]
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|Noun||1.||carmine - a variable color averaging a vivid red|
|Verb||1.||carmine - color carmine|
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
|Adj.||1.||carmine - of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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carmine[ˈkɑːmaɪn] adj & n → carminio inv
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n. carmín, carmesí.
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