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- The desiccated bodies of certain insects (female Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio), which live on the kermes oak, formerly much used as a material for dye and a medicinal ingredient; also a given mixture, preparation etc. containing such insects.
- A red Italian alcoholic liqueur.
desiccated bodies of female Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio insects
red Italian liqueur