meaning of archil

archil meaning in General Dictionary

A violet dye obtained from a few types of lichen Roccella tinctoria etc which develop on maritime stones in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands etc

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  • any one of different lecanoras that yield the dye archil
  • a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens
  • A violet dye acquired from a number of types of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which grow on maritime rocks within the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.
  • The plant from where the dye is acquired.

archil meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A violet dye obtained from a few species of lichen (Roccella tinctoria, etc.), which develop on maritime stones in the Canary and Cape Verd Islands, etc.

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  • (n.) The plant from which the dye is gotten.