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 قِرْمِز ‎(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