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coch·i·neal

(kotch'i-nēl'), [C.I. 75470]
The dried female insects, Coccus cacti, enclosing the young larvae, or the dried female insect, Dactylopius coccus, containing eggs and larvae, from which coccinellin is obtained; used as a red coloring agent and a stain. See: carmine.
Synonym(s): coccinella, coccus (2)
[O.Sp. cochinilla, wood louse, fr. G. kokkinos, berry]

coch·i·neal

(kotch'i-nēl)
[CI 75470] The dried female insects, Coccus cacti, enclosing the young larvae, or the dried female insect, Dactylopius coccus, containing eggs and larvae, from which coccinellin is obtained; used as a red coloring agent and a stain.
See: carmine
Synonym(s): coccus (2) .
[O.Sp. cochinilla, wood louse, fr. G. kokkinos, berry]
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(2016): First report of the Opuntia cochineal scale Dactylopius opuntiae (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) in Morocco.
To improve the optical and electrical properties of cochineal, it was used as the reducing agent during the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) without submitting the cochineal to any kind of separation of its primary compounds.
Finely woven of natural cream and brown Churro wool and raveled bayeta dyed with cochineal and indigo; classic nine-point stepped diamonds against a banded field, 67 x 58 in., ca 1865
"That is due to the rise of the red velvet cupcake allergy which is all due to cochineal.
They are also called upon to draw up contingency plans to determine the immediate action to be taken in the event of the introduction of the Cochineal, especially as this parasite can travel even in hay bales, animals, straw bales, he added on the fringes of a training workshop for Maghreb journalists.
For artists working in monasteries around the British isles, for example, illumination would bring together local English woad with exotic stuffs, whose names often recalled their origins: Polish cochineal, Armenian reds, Tyrian purple hauled from the Mediterranean, cinnabar from Sinope, indigo from India, and from Afghanistan, the fabulously expensive dust of lapis lazuli, called ultramarine for its origins beyond the sea.
Lucinda Law painted delicate cactus plants on her pair which she titled 'Carminas' after 'Mexico's tiny, spirited cochineal insects and prickly pear cactus feeders, which produce the pigment called carmin.'
The installation comprises six delicate drawings made on worn papers and 10 handmade notebooks made with two inks: Armenian red, extracted from the endangered Armenian cochineal insect, and Turkish red, now used in the national flag.
The pink wash is derived from the cochineal insect living on cacti in Mexico, where it has long been prized as the best source of the color red.
"Cochineal" gathers many of these strands in a single poem: "Blood of nopal / ruby of prickles on insect flesh.
(2009a), when evaluating the action of ENPs isolates in different concentrations on Dysmicoccus texensis, verified that all the treatments were pathogenic to coffeeroot cochineal, showing 100% mortality under laboratory conditions for the isolate CCA (Heterorhabditis sp.).
And this, he says--kneeling to scrape white, cottony fluff from a prickly pear--is cochineal, an insect that produces a carmine-colored dye when its pod is squeezed.