[koh-chin-chahy-nuh, koch-in-] /ˈkoʊ tʃɪnˈtʃaɪ nə, ˈkɒtʃ ɪn-/
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 in southwest India, the name of which is Tamil, perhaps from koncham “little,” in reference to the river there.
[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.
noun 1. any of various small red scale insects of the family Dactylopiidae, related to the mealybugs and characterized by an oval segmented body with white waxy plates and short legs and antennae: the source of cochineal.
[koh-chees] /koʊˈtʃis/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a prehistoric American Indian culture of southeastern Arizona, dating from around 9000 b.c. [koh-chees] /koʊˈtʃis/ noun 1. c1815–74, a chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. /kəʊˈtʃiːs; -ˈtʃiːz/ noun 1. died 1874, Apache Indian chief (c.1815-1874), leader of the Chiricahua Apache people; his name is Athabaskan, perhaps […]