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Definitions of carmine

  1. color carmine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The coloring matter of cochineal, which has a rich crimson color; this color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A crimson color. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A red pigment prepared from cochineal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A crimson pigment from cochineal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A powder of a beautiful red or crimson colour bordering on purple; the colouring matter of cochineal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for carmine

  1. Examine it first in its natural condition, and then after soaking for an hour or two in a solution of carmine – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  2. Ghirlandaio's chief influences, however, were Masaccio, at the Carmine Fra Lippo Lippi, and Verrocchio, who is thought also to have been Baldovinetti's pupil and whose Baptism of Christ, in the Accademia, painted when Ghirlandaio was seventeen, must have given Ghirlandaio the lines for his own treatment of the incident in this church. – A Wanderer in Florence by E. V. Lucas
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