Translation of cochineal in Spanish:

cochineal

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːtʃəniːl; ˌkɒtʃɪˈniːl/

n

  • 1.1 c (insect) cochinilla (f)
    More example sentences
    • The brightly-coloured snack contains a red dye processed from the dried body of the female cochineal insect, collected in central America.
    • The kermes was expensive and the abundant cochineal insect could be used to make a cheap substitute.
    • Farmed, harvested, and dried by natives on small family plots, cochineal insects helped color the silks and wools of Hapsburg royalty.
    1.2 u (dye) cochinilla (f), carmín (m)

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