Possibly from Medieval Latin *carminium, from Arabic قِرْمِز (qirmiz, “crimson, kermes”) (from Sanskrit कृमिज (kṛmija, “produced by worms”), from कृमि (kṛ́mi, “worm, insect”)), plus or with influence from Latin minium.
- (carmine, crimson): cramoisi
carmin m (plural carmins)
- cochineal, carmine (red dye made from the bodies of cochineal insects)
- carmine, crimson (deep, slightly bluish red)
- cinnabar moth Tyria jacobaeae
- (Cinnabar moth): goutte-de-sang