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/

a bright red substance used to make food red in colour, made from a type of small South American insect

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