Dactylopius coccus

(from the article `cochineal`) red dyestuff consisting of the dried, pulverized bodies of certain female scale insects, Dactylopius coccus, of the Coccidae family, cactus-eating ... ...scaly excreta of coccids (Homoptera) on tamarisk or larch trees is the source of manna in the Sinai Desert. Coccids were once the source of the ... A...
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