Origin of cochineal
Examples from the Web for cochineal
The ammoniacal solution of the colouring matter of cochineal yields three well-marked absorption bands.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
And, lastly, scarlet is the powder of the cochineal precipitated by a salt of tin.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
An ammoniacal solution of cochineal is used for making many violet and mallow colours.
In the cochineal case, it was obvious to the court and to the spectators.Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell|Hugh Blair Grigsby
A pound of cochineal gives in this way an ounce and a half of carmine.
British Dictionary definitions for cochineal
- the colour of this dye
- (as adjective)cochineal shoes