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Origin of kermes
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Various tones of red were thus produced, one of which was crimson, and another carmine, both forms being derivatives of kermes.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
The kermes of Spain are so well known that it is not necessary to bring proofs of their being a production of that country.
Kermes is found not only upon the lycopodium complanatum in the Ukraine, but upon a great many other plants.
Cochineal and lac-dye have now nearly superseded the use of kermes as a tinctorial substance, in England.
Kermes mineral is merely a factitious sulphuret of antimony in a state of impalpable comminution, prepared in the moist way.