Archil

• (n.) The plant from which the dye is obtained. • (n.) A violet dye obtained from several species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which grow on maritime rocks in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
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archil

1. A violet dye obtained from several species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc), which grow on maritime rocks in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc. ... 2. The plant from which the dye is obtained. ... Alternative forms: orchal and orchil. ... Origin: OF. Orchel, orcheil, It. Orcella, oricello, or OSp. Orchillo. Cf. Orchil. ... Source: Webster...
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Archil

Ar'chil noun [ Old French orchel , orcheil , Italian orcella , oricello , or OSp. orchillo . Confer Orchil .] 1. A violet dye obtained from several species of lichen ( Roccella tinctoria , etc.), which grow on maritime rocks in the Canary and C...
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Archil

A dye obtained from various lichens that was then treated with an alkali to develop a violet tint.
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archil

archil (är'kil, –chil) or orchil (ôr'–) , blue, red, or purple dye extracted from several species of lichen, also called orchella weeds, found in various parts of the world. Commercial archil is either a powder (called cudbear), a pasty mass (called archil), or a drier...
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Archil

Archil or orchil is a red, violet, or purple colouring matter obtained from various kinds of lichens, the most important of which are the Roccella tinctoria and the Roccella fuciformis, natives of the rocks of the Canary and Cape Verde islands, Mozambique and Zanzibar, South America, etc, and popularly called dyer's-moss. The dye was used for impro...
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archil

Type: Term Pronunciation: ar′kil Definitions: 1. A violet dye from the lichens Rocella tinctoria and R. fuciformis. Synonyms: orchella, orchil, roccellin
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archil

[n] - any of various lecanoras that yield the dye archil
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