Noun(1) a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects(2) Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
(1) The same options were available for dyeing the wool or cotton, which could be achieved at home using dyes such as cochineal and indigo.(2) His study deals with the production and marketing of cochineal from the mid-eighteenth century until the industry went into a rapid decline.(3) The most common animal dye was cochineal , a crimson colour which came from cactus eating insects, of which 17,000 were needed to produce one single ounce of dye.(4) The Aztecs cultivated cochineal and produced a red dye that was the brightest and strongest color Europe had ever seen.(5) It produces the colorant cochineal , otherwise known as carmine or E120.(6) Traditional red colouring includes kermes and cochineal , both of which are pigments made by crushing masses of tiny insects.(7) Farmed, harvested, and dried by natives on small family plots, cochineal insects helped color the silks and wools of Hapsburg royalty.(8) Cochineal became the standard dye for a wide variety of uses, from the red coats of British soldiers, to the red tints of artists' paints.(9) The cactus, or more precisely, the cochineal insects that feed on it yield a red-purple stain when crushed.(10) The brightly-coloured snack contains a red dye processed from the dried body of the female cochineal insect , collected in central America.(11) The kermes was expensive and the abundant cochineal insect could be used to make a cheap substitute.
(1) cochineal insect :: Cochineal Tishlab
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