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orchil

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Noun
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or=chil

CIDE DICTIONARY

orchiln. 
     See Archil.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

orchil, n. (also orchilla, archil)
1 a red or violet dye from lichen, esp. from Roccella tinctoria, often used in litmus.
2 the tropical lichen yielding this.

Etymology
ME f. OF orcheil etc. perh. ult. f. L herba urceolaris a plant for polishing glass pitchers

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