carmine

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See also: Carmine and carminé

English[edit]

Carmine ornament on the ceiling of a chapel

Etymology[edit]

From French carmin, from irregular Medieval Latin carminium, itself from Arabic قرمز (qirmiz, crimson, kermes) (from Sanskrit कृमिज (kṛmija, produced by worms), from कृमि (kṛ́mi, worm, insect)), plus or with influence from Latin minium.

Noun[edit]

carmine (plural carmines)

  1. A purplish-red pigment, made from dye obtained from the cochineal beetle; carminic acid or any of its derivatives
  2. A purplish-red colour, resembling that pigment.
    carmine colour:    

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Adjective[edit]

carmine

  1. of the purplish red colour shade carmine.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

carmine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of carminer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of carminer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of carminer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of carminer
  5. second-person singular imperative of carminer

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

carmine

  1. ablative singular of carmen