• Carmine Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.
- (n.) The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called also carminic acid.
- (n.) A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.