Definition of archil in English:
Archaic spelling of orchil.
- The manufacture of archil, which produces a violet shade on wool or silk, was introduced into Europe from the Orient about 1300.
- The dye most sought after was a purple known as orchil (archil or orcein), which was used together with purples extracted from shellfish to color the robes of royalty.
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