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, blue, red, or purple dye extracted from several species of lichen, also called orchella weeds, found in various parts of the world. Commercial archil is either a powder (called cudbear), a pasty mass (called archil), or a drier paste (called persis).
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Dark-brownish-red coloring matter derived from lichens as paste or aqueous extract; main components are orcin and orcein; used as carpet-yarn dye. Also known as orseille.