orchil


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to orchil: orcein, archil

orchil:

see archilarchil
or orchil
, 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).
..... Click the link for more information.
.

orchil

[′ȯr·chəl]
(materials)
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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
43kgs to finish more than 2kgs clear of nearest rival Matt Baxter, with just one more qualifier to go - at Orchil tomorrow.
Perth Sheriff Court heard he had been quarrying sand at Orchil Quarry in Braco, Perthshire.
They are the A823 from the A9 at Loaninghead flyover to the A822 near to Muthill, the A824 Orchil Road-Muirton Road, the Auchterarder to Braco Road and Station Road by the Gleneagles Hotel