Definition of orchilla in English:

orchilla

(also orchella)

noun

  • 1A red or violet dye; = "orchil". Now historical.

  • 2More fully "orchilla weed". The lichen orchil.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in The London Gazette. From Spanish orchilla.

Pronunciation

orchilla

/ɔːˈtʃɪlə/