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American English: /ˈkɑtʃəˌniəl/
British English: /ˌkɒtʃɪˈniːl/
, /ˈkɒtʃɪniːl/

Translation of cochineal in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (insect)
    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.

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