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  1. cochineal

    • IPA[ˈkäCHəˌnēəl]

    美式

    • n.
      a scarlet dye used chiefly for coloring food.;a dye similar to cochineal made from the oak kermes insect.
    • noun: cochineal, plural noun: cochineal insects

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a scarlet dye used chiefly for coloring food.
    • a dye similar to cochineal made from the oak kermes insect.
    • 2. the scale insect that is used for cochineal, native to Mexico and formerly widely cultivated on cacti.
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    • IPA[ˌkɒtʃɪˈniːl]

    英式

    • n.
      a scarlet dye used for colouring food, made from the crushed dried bodies of a female scale insect.

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