Definition of Cudbear

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

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



Definition of Cudbear

1. n. A powder of a violet red color, difficult to moisten with water, used for making violet or purple dye. It is prepared from certain species of lichen, especially Lecanora tartarea.

Definition of Cudbear

1. a red dye [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cudbear

1. Purple-red colouring agent derived from the lichen Ochrolechia tartarea (family Lecanoraceae) and for the colouring principles from Roccellaceae used for colouring liquid pharmaceutical preparations. Synonym: crottle. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cudbear

cucumovirus
cucurbit
cucurbitaceae
cucurbitaceous
cucurbitacin
cucurbitacin delta 23-reductase
cucurbitacins
cucurbitane
cucurbitculture
cucurbite
cucurbites
cucurbits
cucurbituril
cucurbiturils
cud
cudbear (current term)
cudbears
cudden
cuddens
cuddie
cuddies
cuddin
cuddins
cuddlable
cuddle
cuddle-bunny
cuddle bunny
cuddle up
cuddlecore
cuddled

Literary usage of Cudbear

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1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1862)
"334) The red, violet, and hlue colours, which are known in «ree under the names of archil, cudbear, and litmus, are sup- by different species of Roccella, ..."

2. The Art of Dyeing All Colors on Raw Cotton Or Cotton Waste, for the Purpose by Richard Gibson (1861)
"Mordants are of no use with this article, although a quantity of Super-Tartrate of Potash, not exceeding one-fifth the weight of cudbear, brightens up the ..."

3. Glossary of Terms and Phrases by Henry Percy Smith (1883)
"cudbear. (Introduced by Dr. Cuthbert Gordon. ) A violet powder made from lichens, used as a dye. Cuddy. ..."

4. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"The lichens from which, and the process by which, this dyestuff is obtained, are described under the head ARCHIL, cudbear being simply archil paste dried ..."

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