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cochinealnoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒtʃ.ɪˈniːl/  us   /ˈkɑː.tʃɪ-/
a ​brightredsubstance used to make ​foodred in ​colour, made from a ​type of ​smallSouth American ​insect
(Definition of cochineal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cochineal”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用作食物色料的)胭脂虫红,洋红颜料…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用作食物色素的)胭脂蟲紅,洋紅顏料…
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