Scrabble Word COCHINEALS

COCHINEALS - is a valid Scrabble word.

Definition of COCHINEALS:

  • A scarlet dye used chiefly for coloring food
  • A similar dye or preparation made from the oak kermes insect (see kermes)
  • COCHINEAL, a dyestuff consisting of the dried bodies of females of the Coccus cacti, an insect native in Mexico, Central America, etc [n]
  • The dried bodies of a female scale insect, which are crushed to yield this dye
  • The scale insect that is used for cochineal, native to Mexico and formerly widely cultivated on cacti

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