[koh-chair-pur-suh n] /koʊˈtʃɛərˌpɜr sən/
one of two or more joint .
[koh-chin, koch-in] /ˈkoʊ tʃɪn, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn/ noun 1. one of an Asian breed of chickens, resembling the Brahma but slightly smaller. [koh-chin] /ˈkoʊ tʃɪn/ noun 1. a seaport in W Kerala, in SW India: first European fort in India, built by Portuguese 1503. 2. a former state in SW India; merged with Travancore 1949; a […]
[koh-chin-chahy-nuh, koch-in-] /ˈkoʊ tʃɪnˈtʃaɪ nə, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn-/ noun 1. a former state in S French Indochina: now part of Vietnam. old name of a region and French colony in southern Vietnam, from French Cochin-China, from Portuguese corruption of Ko-chen, of uncertain meaning; the China added to distinguish it from the town and port of Cochin […]
[koch-uh-neel, koh-chuh-, koch-uh-neel, koh-chuh-] /ˌkɒtʃ əˈnil, ˌkoʊ tʃə-, ˈkɒtʃ əˌnil, ˈkoʊ tʃə-/ noun 1. a red dye prepared from the dried bodies of the females of the , Dactylopius coccus, which lives on cactuses of Mexico, Central America, and other warm regions. /ˌkɒtʃɪˈniːl; ˈkɒtʃɪˌniːl/ noun 1. Also called cochineal insect. a Mexican homopterous insect, Dactylopius […]
noun 1. a treelike cactus, Nopalea cochenillifera, of Mexico and Central America, that is a principal source of food of the cochineal insect.