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Kermes

Definition of Kermes:

part of speech: noun

One of the ores of antimony- so called from its deep cherry- red colour.

part of speech: noun

A roundish body of the bigness of a pea, containing a multitude of little distinct granules, which, when crushed, yield a scarlet juice- now known to be the dried bodies of the females of certain insects.

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