Definition of archil in English:


Line breaks: ar¦chil
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːtʃɪl


  • archaic spelling of orchil.
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    • 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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