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kermes

Definitions of kermes
n. - The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (Coccus ilicis), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and were used in medicine. 2
n. - A small European evergreen oak (Quercus coccifera) on which the kermes insect (Coccus ilicis) feeds. 2
n. - A genus of scale insects including many species that feed on oaks. The adult female resembles a small gall. 2

The word "kermes" uses 6 letters: E E K M R S.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after kermes (in bold), or to eekmrs in any order:
a -   remakes   d -   smerked   s -   kermess  

Shorter words found within kermes:
eke   ekes   em   eme   emes   ems   er   ere   ers   es   esker   me   meek   mere   meres   merk   merks   re   ree   reek   reeks   rees   rem   rems   res   see   seek   seem   seer   seme   ser   sere   skee   smeek   smerk  

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