Origin of orchil
Examples from the Web for orchil
Orchil is applied to wool by the simple process of boiling it in a neutral or slightly acid solution of the colouring matter.Vegetable Dyes|Ethel M. Mairet
"He seems to be inside this deal," ventured Orchil with his suave smile.
It is dyed in orchil first, and then made bluer, and somewhat more secure, by being soused in a well-soaped alkaline mixture.
"Captain Selwyn is perfectly right," observed Orchil coolly.
Turmeric, orchil, catechu, and indigo carmine are all extremely fugitive.