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ker•mes



Pronunciation: (kûr'mēz), [key]
n.
1. a red dye formerly prepared from the dried bodies of the females of a scale insect, Kermes ilices, which lives on small, evergreen oaks of the Mediterranean region.
2. the oak itself, of the genus Quercus coccifera.

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