dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


4 definitions found
 for carmine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carmine \Car"mine\, n. [F. carmin (cf. Sp. carmin, It.
     carminio), contr. from LL. carmesinus purple color. See
     Crimson.]
     1. A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared
        from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Chem.) The essential coloring principle of cochineal,
        extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a
        glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called
        also carminic acid.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Carmine red (Chem.), a coloring matter obtained from
        carmine as a purple-red substance, and probably allied to
        the phthale["i]ns.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  carmine
      adj 1: of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to
             orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or
             tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy,
             blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red,
             crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet]
      n 1: a variable color averaging a vivid red [syn: cardinal,
           carmine]
      v 1: color carmine

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "carmine":
     Titian, Titian-red, bricky, cardinal, carnation, carnelian, cerise,
     cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson, damask, ferruginous,
     fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, glowing, gules,
     hot, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, lake-colored, laky,
     lateritious, lobster-red, lurid, maroon, port-wine, puce, red,
     red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber,
     reddish-brown, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby,
     ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust,
     rust-red, rusty, scarlet, stammel, tile-red, vermilion, vinaceous,
     warm, wine, wine-colored, wine-red
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Carmine, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    228
     Housing Units (2000): 118
     Land area (2000):     1.647399 sq. miles (4.266743 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.647399 sq. miles (4.266743 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            12916
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             30.149059 N, 96.688420 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     78932
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Carmine, TX
      Carmine
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org