Definitions for orchilˈɔr kɪl, -tʃɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word orchil

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. orchil, archil, cudbear(noun)

    a purplish dye obtained from orchil lichens

  2. archil, orchil(noun)

    any of various lecanoras that yield the dye archil

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. orchil(Noun)

    Any of several lichens, especially those of the genera Roccella and Lecanora.

  2. orchil(Noun)

    The dye, orcein, extracted from them.


Find a translation for the orchil definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these orchil definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"orchil." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 26 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for orchil? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for orchil:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.