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- archaic spelling of orchil
- ‘The manufacture of archil, which produces a violet shade on wool or silk, was introduced into Europe from the Orient about 1300.’
- ‘The dye most sought after was a purple known as orchil (archil or orcein), which was used together with purples extracted from shellfish to color the robes of royalty.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.