Definition of Orchil

1. Noun. A purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens.

Exact synonyms: Archil, Cudbear
Generic synonyms: Dye, Dyestuff

2. Noun. Any of various lecanoras that yield the dye archil.
Exact synonyms: Archil
Group relationships: Genus Lecanora
Generic synonyms: Lecanora

Definition of Orchil

1. n. See Archil.

Definition of Orchil

1. Noun. Any of several lichens, especially those of the genera ''Roccella'' and ''Lecanora''. ¹

2. Noun. The dye, orcein, extracted from them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orchil

1. a purple dye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Orchil

1. 1. A violet dye obtained from several species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc), which grow on maritime rocks in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc. 2. The plant from which the dye is obtained. Alternative forms: orchal and orchil. Origin: OF. Orchel, orcheil, It. Orcella, oricello, or OSp. Orchillo. Cf. Orchil. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Orchil Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Orchil Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orchil

orchidological
orchidologist
orchidologists
orchidology
orchidomania
orchidometer
orchidometers
orchidopexies
orchidopexy
orchidoptosis
orchidorraphy
orchids
orchiectomies
orchiectomy
orchiepididymitis
orchil (current term)
orchilla
orchilla weed
orchilla weeds
orchillas
orchils
orchio-
orchiocele
orchiococcus
orchiodynia
orchioncus
orchioneuralgia
orchiopathy
orchiopexies
orchiopexy

Literary usage of Orchil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Handbook of Chemical Technology by Johannes Rudolf Wagner (1872)
"Some tt n years ago two preparations of orchil were brought into commerce under the minies of orchil carmine and ..."

2. Food Inspection and Analysis: For the Use of Public Analysts, Health by Albert Ernest Leach, Andrew Lincoln Winton (1913)
"The dyed fibers are then examined by reagents, as in tables given on pages 806-13. SPECIAL TESTS FOR VEGETABLE COLORS.—orchil and ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"orchil By F. O'NEILL GALLAGHER , untouched by any breath Of change, or time, or love, or hate, She weaves the webs of life and death, From off the rolling ..."

4. Dyeing and Calico Printing: Including an Account of the Most Recent by Frederick Crace Calvert, John Stenhouse, Charles Edward Groves (1876)
"For this discovery he was ennobled ; moreover, he and his family accumulated a very large fortune, as for many years the whole of the orchil used in Europe ..."

5. The Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Practical and Theoretical: Embracing Its by James Curtis Booth, Campbell Morfit (1862)
"... orchil. of ammonia. Is insoluble in cold water and in ether, Slightly soluble in boiling water, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Orchil

Search for Orchil on Dictionary.com!Search for Orchil on Thesaurus.com!Search for Orchil on Google!Search for Orchil on Wikipedia!

Search