Carmine red(Chem.), a coloring matter obtained from carmine as a purple-red substance, and probably allied to the phthaleïns.

(Car*min"ic) a. Of or pertaining to, or derived from, carmine.

Carminic acid. Same as Carmine, 3.

(Car"mot) n. (Alchemy) The matter of which the philosopher's stone was believed to be composed.

(Car"nage) n. [F. carnage, LL. carnaticum tribute of animals, flesh of animals, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal.]

1. Flesh of slain animals or men.

A miltitude of dogs came to feast on the carnage.

2. Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.

The more fearful carnage of the Bloody Circuit.

(Car"nal) a. [L. carnalis, fr. caro, carnis, flesh; akin to Gr. Skr. kravya; cf. F. charnel, Of. also carnel. Cf. Charnel.]

(Car"mel*ite Car"mel*in) a. Of or pertaining to the order of Carmelites.

(Car"mel*ite) n.

1. (Eccl. Hist.) A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar.

2. A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel.

(Car"mi*na`ted) a. Of, relating to, or mixed with, carmine; as, carminated lake. Tomlinson.

(Car*min"ative) a. [NL. carminativus fr. carminare to card, hence to cleanse, fr. carmen a card for freeing wool or flax from the coarser parts, and from extraneous matter: cf. F. carminatif.] Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic. "Carminative hot seeds." Dunglison.

(Car*min"a*tive), n. A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.

(Car"mine) n. [F. carmin contr. from LL. carmesinus purple color. See Crimson.]

1. A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.

2. A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.

3. (Chem.) The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; — hence called also carminic acid.

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