carmin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

carmin (invariable)

  1. carmine, crimson

Noun[edit]

carmin m (plural carmins)

  1. cochineal
  2. carmine

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