cochineal


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cochineal: Cochineal dye
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for cochineal

a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects

Related Words

Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti

References in periodicals archive ?
The South and Central American cochineal insect feeds off the red flowers of the prickly pear cactus, which gives them a highly concentrated red color.
COCHINEAL INSECTHowever, there is now light in the horizon, thanks to a small cochineal insect (Dactylopius coccus) that is proving to be a match for the cactus.The cochineal feeds exclusively on the plant, sucking the water in its succulent parts causing the plant to wilt and decay.
Cochineal insects (Dactylopius coccus C.) from the city of Loja, Ecuador, were used here to form a new hybrid structure.
Unique textile woven of handspun brown and cream Churro wool and dotted with cochineal dyed raveled bayeta and indigo dyed Churro; central band of stepped diamonds are flanked by vertical zigzags and double horizontal bars, 81 x 58 in., ca 1860
The indigo and cochineal pigments, however, are purchased from elsewhere.
Installed nearby, Handrail, 2016, consisted of loop after torqued loop of a cochineal ribbon of PVC wound along the gallery's north and east walls.
In a 2016 report on the control of cochineal pests in prickly pear plantations in central Mexico, the researchers concluded that six different species of natural predators did keep the pest populations in check, as farmers had reported.
With the food industry using ground-up South American cochineal bugs for colour, there has been an increase in patients diagnosed with allergies linked to its use.
With the food industry using ground-up South American cochineal bugs for colour, instead of artifical colours, there has been an increase in patients diagnosed with allergies linked to its use.
The colouring comes from ground-up South American cochineal bugs that can trigger adverse reactions, doctors warned.
(TAP) - Tunisia and Algeria are called to act quickly to prevent contamination by the cochineal, a parasite that wreaks havoc in Morocco, recommended in Tangier (Morocco) head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) subregional office Noureddine Nasr.
The source of her hues ranges from the cochineal insect which creates deep scarlet and crimson tones, the azure of Mayan pigments extracted from the flowers and leaves of the indigo plant, and deep yellows derived from the marigold flower.
The exhibition encourages us to think of these manuscripts as harbours of colour, treasuries in which gold, vermilion, and cochineal have been happed in darkness, persisting while the depredations of time and iconoclasm have compromised the more obvious repositories of paintings, sculpture, and stained glass.