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[awr-kil, -chil] /ˈɔr kɪl, -tʃɪl/

a violet coloring matter obtained from certain lichens, chiefly species of Roccella.
any lichen yielding this dye.
/ˈɔːkɪl; -tʃɪl/
any of various lichens, esp any of the genera Roccella, Dendrographa, and Lecanora
Also called cudbear. a purplish dye obtained by treating these lichens with aqueous ammonia: contains orcinol, orcein, and litmus


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