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carmine


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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  phthale["i]ns. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carmine 
  adj  :  having  any  of  numerous  bright  or  strong  colors  reminiscent 
  of  the  color  of  blood  or  cherries  or  tomatoes  or  rubies 
  [syn:  {red},  {reddish},  {ruddy},  {blood-red},  {cerise}, 
  {cherry},  {cherry-red},  {crimson},  {ruby},  {ruby-red}, 
  {scarlet}] 
  n  :  a  variable  color  averaging  a  vivid  red  [syn:  {cardinal}] 
  v  :  color  carmine 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Carmine,  TX  (city,  FIPS  12916) 
  Location:  30.14960  N,  96.68883  W 
  Population  (1990):  192  (120  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  78932 




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