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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours
carminecar‧mine /ˈkɑːmən, -maɪn $ ˈkɑːr-/ noun [uncountable] literary  CCa dark red colour syn crimsoncarmine adjective
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carmineIts flowers have needle-thin petals in differing degrees of white, rose, pink and carmine.The granite was gradually being dyed carmine by the progress of the dying sun.The filthy, carmine, oily water.Immense carmine portraits of Marx, Engels and Lenin were hoisted as witnesses and validators of the pageant.Light blue, No. 147, and rose carmine, No. 124, were used on the flower heads.A special carmine stick replaced rouge on the cheeks followed by a dusting of face powder.
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