Kermes

Ker'mes noun [ Arabic & Persian girmiz . See Crimson , and confer Alkermes .] 1. (Zoology) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect ( Coccus ilicis ), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are
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Kermes

Ker'mes noun (Zoology) [ New Latin ] A genus of scale insects including many species that feed on oaks. The adult female resembles a small gall.
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kermes

1. <zoology> The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (Coccus ilicis), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain colouring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and
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Kermes

• (n.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (Coccus ilicis), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and were us
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kermes

a species of scale insect in the family Kermesidae (order Homoptera), the common name of which also represents the red dye that is obtained from the ... [1 related articles]
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kermes

brilliant red colour; a red dye derived from insects
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