Definitions for orchilˈɔr kɪl, -tʃɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  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


  1. orchil(Noun)

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

  2. orchil(Noun)

    The dye, orcein, extracted from them.

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