carmine

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Synonyms for carmine

a variable color averaging a vivid red

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color carmine

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of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange)

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The cochineal dye of the Aztecs became highly prized in Europe.
According to one scholar, the tradition of reddish tones began in the sixteenth century with the onset of cochineal dye production: hut today these brilliant tones derive from commercial aniline dyes.
Bright colors from synthetic dyes--whether in your food or on your body--were not considered worth dying for, even if cochineal dyes, at about $80 per kilogram, are almost ten times more expensive.