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Kermes \Ker"mes\, n. [Ar. & Per. girmiz. See Crimson, and cf.
1. (Zo["o]l.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale
insect (Kermes ilices formerly Coccus ilicis), allied
to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of
oak near the Mediterranean; also, the dye obtained from
them. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain
coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in
dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable
nature, and were used in medicine. [Written also
2. (Bot.) A small European evergreen oak (Quercus coccifera
) on which the kermes insect (Kermes ilices,
formerly Coccus ilicis) feeds. --J. Smith (Dict. Econ.
3. (Zo["o]l.) [NL.] A genus of scale insects including many
species that feed on oaks. The adult female resembles a
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(a) (Old Chem.) An artificial amorphous trisulphide of
antimony; -- so called on account of its red color.
(b) (Med. Chem.) A compound of the trioxide and
trisulphide of antimony, used in medicine. This
substance occurs in nature as the mineral kermesite.