Meaning of “cochineal” in the English Dictionary

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"cochineal" in British English

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cochinealnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkɒtʃ.ɪˈniːl/ us /ˈkɑː.tʃə.niːl/

Examples from literature

  • Cochineal will keep a long time in a dry place. 
  • Dissolve the gelatine, beat it up with the fruit, add a lump of sugar and one or two drops of cochineal, and turn the preparation into a damp cup. 
  • The sauce can be coloured pink with a little cochineal. 
  • When tender add a glass of port wine and a little cochineal. 

(Definition of “cochineal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)