Carmine

Definition of Carmine

Car´mine
n.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 phthaleïns.

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