Kermes sentence example

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  • Until about 1725 the belief was very prevalent that cochineal was the seed of a plant, but Dr Martin Lister in 1672 conjectured it to be a kind of kermes, and in 1703 Antony van Leeuwenhoek ascertained its true nature by aid of the microscope.
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  • Since its introduction cochineal has supplanted kermes (Coccus ilicis) over the greater part of Europe.
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  • The Sanskrit word is krimi, which has given kermes, the cochineal insect, whence "crimson."
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  • The kermes insect was found on the kermes oak, a native of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Countries.
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  • The walnut and oak (evergreen, holly-leaved and kermes) descend to the secondary heights, where they become mixed with alder, ash, khinjak, Arbor-vitae, juniper, with species of Astragalus, &c. Here also are Indigoferae and dwarf laburnum.
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  • The word "grains" was early used, as also in French, of the small seed-like insects supposed formerly to be the berries of trees, from which a scarlet dye was extracted (see COCHINEAL and KERMES).
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