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Definition of the noun Kermes

What does Kermes mean as a name of something?

Kermes is a genus of Kermesidae, described by Boitard in 1828.

Kermes is a genus of Kermesidae, described by Latreille in 1798.

Kermes is a genus of Kermesidae, described by Latreille in 1798.

Alternative definition of the noun Kermes

noun

  1. any of several insects of the genus Kermes
  2. [uncountable] Crimson dye made from the crushed bodies of these insects

Characters

  1. Kermes is a fictional character from the 1963 film Colossus and the Headhunters.
  2. Kermes is a fictional character from the 2010 film A Stoker.

Miscellanea

Kermes is a red dye derived from the dried bodies of the females of a scale insect in the genus Kermes, primarily Kermes vermilio. The insects live on the sap of certain trees, especially Kermes oak tree near the Mediterranean region. The English color names crimson and carmine are derived from the word kermes, and many other languages have a word for "red" that is derived from kermes due to the widespread use of this dye in medieval times and the rich red color that it yields. Early historians in the Middle East sometimes confused kermes with the similarly-named red dye kirmiz of Persia that was derived from the Porphyrophora hamelii insect. Kermes dye is of ancient origin; jars of kermes have been found in a Neolithic cave-burial at Adaouste, northeast of Aix-en-Provence.

Phrases with Kermes

Phrases starting with the word Kermes:

  1. kermes oak
  2. Kermes Fagi
  3. Kermes Pini
  4. Kermes kingi
  5. Kermes Nawae
  6. Kermes nudus
  7. Kermes andrei
  8. Kermes Bekiri
  9. Kermes boguei
  10. Kermes emoryi
  11. Kermes essigi
  12. Kermes Flavus
  13. Kermes Greeni
  14. Kermes Ilicis
  15. Kermes perryi
  16. Kermes prinus

Phrases ending with the word Kermes:

  1. Leaf Kermes
  2. Fomes Kermes
  3. genus Kermes
  4. Crania kermes

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kermes

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Google previewA Specimen of the Conformity of the European Languages (1803)

Particularly the English with the Oriental Languages, Especially the Persian; in the Order of the Alphabet ... by Stephen Weston

Kermes is an insect produced from the excrescences excrescences of the scarlet oak, quercus coccifera.

Google previewA Review of the Works of the Royal Society of London (1751)

by John Hill

The Kermes is an Infećt of the Nature of thofe which we frequently meet with on our Fruit-Trees, in Form of little Crufts or Scabs, and which our Gardiners have called the Greenhouse Bug. Reaumur, the only Author that has entered thoroughly ...

Google previewMirrors of the Unseen (2007)

Journeys in Iran by Jason Elliot

The ancient dye is called kermes (or qermez in Persian, meaning red); the name comes from the Persian for worm, kerm, from which our own 'crimson' and ' Carmine' descend. The dye was produced from the female insect and harvested in ...

Google previewA Complete and Universal English Dictionary (1799)

Including ... I. An Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms ... II. A Pronouncing Dictionary ... : to the Whole is Added a Chronological Series of Remarkable Events ... by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

of expressions purely figurative, where someand aromstic ingredients, of which kermes is the basis. - thing else is rent than what is expressed. ALt. EGO' R1CALLY, ad. figuratively, in A.J., id entirely, completely; exclusive of opposition to ...

Google previewThe London Commercial Dictionary, and Sea-port Gazetteer, Exhibiting a Clear View of the Commerce and Manufactures of All Nations; and Their Several Products (1819)

With the Name of Each in Every European Language ... To which is Added an Appendix Containing Tables of ... Duties ... by William Anderson (of London.)

Kermes is a species of insect, affording a red colour by solution in water; but it is not so beautiful as cochineal, which is likewise an insect brought from America. The decoction of cochineal is a very beautiful crimson colour. Alum brightens the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1818)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

[kermes, old Fr. But see AlkerMEs.] Kermes is a roundish body, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Kermes is a roundish bo3y, of the bigness of a pea, and of a brownish colour. It contains a multitude of little distinét granules, soft, and when crushed, yields a scarlet juice. It till lately was understood to be a vegetable excrescence; but we ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

KERMES, in natural history, a roundish body of the size of a pea, of a brownish color, and containing a multitude of little distinct granules which when crushed yield a scarlet dye.

Google previewAn Analytical Dictionary of the English Language (1835)

In which the Words are Explained in the Order of Their Natural Affinity, Independent of Alphabetical Arrangement; and the Signification of Each is Traced from Its Etymology ... to which are Added, an Introduction, Containing a New Grammar of the Language, and an Alphabetical Index, for the Ease of Consultation by David Booth

KERMES. SCARLET. CARMINE. by chemists from other vegetable substances under the Latin name SUBER. From this Suber there is formed, by means of nitric acid, a thick, yellowish, and hitherto useless matter, having a bitterish taste, ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

KERMES, in natural history, a roundish body of the size of a pea, of a brownish color, and containing a multitude of little distinct granules which when crushed yield a scarlet dye.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* KERMES. n.s. Krrmes is a roundish bo- <!y, of the bigness of a pea, and of a brownish colour. It contains a multitude of little distinct granules, soft, and when crushed, yields a scarlet juice. It till lately was understood to ...

Google previewAn analytical dictionary of the English language, in which the words are explained in the order of their natural affinity, independent of alphabetical arrangement ... (1836)

by David Booth

KERMES. SCARLET. CARMINE. by chemists from other vegetable substances under the Latin name Suber. From this Suber there is formed, by means of nitric acid, a thick, yellowish, and hitherto useless matter, having a bitterish taste, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1853)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure

Kermes mineral is merely a factitious sulphuret of antimony in a state of impalpable comminution* prepared in the moist way. Its minute examination belongs to pharmaceutical chemistry. It may be obtained perfectly pure, by diluting the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of practical and theoretical Chemistry ... With plates, etc (1808)

KERMEs (coccus ilicis, Lin.) is an insect found in many parts of Asia, and the south of Europe. '' known to the ancients by the name of coccum scarlatinum, coccus baphicus, coccus infectorius, granum tinctorium. That which came from Galatia ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation (1859)

by John Ramsay MacCulloch

KERMES (Ger. Scharlaclibeeren ,- Du. Grain Scharlokenbeuen ,- It. Grand, Chrrmn, Crmese, Cocclu' ,- Sp. Grand Kerms, Grana de la colcqja), an insect ( Coccus ilicis Lin.) of the same species as the true Mexican coehiueal, found upon the ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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