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قِرْمِزٌ

, a Persian word, arabicized; (TA;) [The insect called coccus: and particularly the coccus baphica, or coccus ilicis; commonly called by us, from the Persian and Arabic, kermes: and also applied to that species which is the true cochineal:] a certain Armenian dye, (Lth, Ḳ,) of a red colour, (Lth, TA,) obtained from the expressed fluid of a kind of worm found in the woods of Armenia: (Lth, Ḳ:) such is said to be the case: and in some of the correct copies of the Ḳ we find the following addition: it is said to be red like the lentil, in the form of grains: it falls upon a species of بَلَّوط, [or oak,] in the month of آذَار, [or March, O. Ṣ.,] and if not gathered, it becomes a flying thing, and flies: it is used as a dye for animal substances, such as wool and skill, but not cotton. (TA.)

قِرْمِزِىٌّ

Dyed with قِرْمِز: or resembling the colour of that dye: (the book entitled ما لا يسع الطبيب جهله, by Ibn-El-Kutbee; cited by Golius:) [in the present day, crimson; or of a deep red colour.]