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cochineal

noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒtʃ.ɪˈniːl/ us    /ˈkɑː.tʃɪ-/
a bright red substance used to make food red in colour, made from a type of small South American insect
Translations of “cochineal”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用作食物色素的)胭脂蟲紅,洋紅顏料…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用作食物色料的)胭脂虫红,洋红颜料…
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