• WordNet 3.6
    • adj carminative relieving gas in the alimentary tract (colic or flatulence or griping)
    • n carminative medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Carminative A substance, esp. an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.
    • a Carminative Expelling wind from the body; warming; antispasmodic. "Carminative hot seeds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • carminative Expelling, or having the quality of expelling, wind from the alimentary canal.
    • n carminative A medicine which tends to expel wind, and to remedy colic and flatulence. Carminatives are chiefly obtained from the vegetable kingdom, the principal being ginger, cardamoms, aniseed, and caraway-seeds. Several of the essential oils are also used as carminatives, as those of peppermint, anise, caraway, and juniper; also ardent spirits, especially in the form of aromatic tinctures.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Carminative kar-min′a-tiv a medicine to relieve flatulence and pain in the bowels, such as cardamoms, peppermint, ginger, and other stimulating aromatics.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. carminativus,1622), fr. carminare, to card, hence to cleanse, fr. carmen, a card for freeing wool or flax from the coarser parts, and from extraneous matter: cf. F. carminatif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. carmināre, to card—carmen, a card for wool.


In literature:

His face is livid with white and carmine tints; his eyes glow with an irresistible charm.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
Masaccio's principal remaining works are his frescoes in the famous Branacci Chapel at the Carmine convent in Florence.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
It sprang straight up from the carmine underbrush, like a separate heap of stone cast there by some mighty hand.
"The Planetoid of Peril" by Paul Ernst
The bare parts of the head and face are carmine.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Carmine: S. Nicholas in Glory, 1529.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
At the presence of Ibarra, Linares turned pale and Maria Clara's cheeks were tinged with carmine.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Carmine and Saffron Color.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
Those full, sensitive lips that showed like a splash of carmine in the clear pallor of her face!
"The Romance of a Plain Man" by Ellen Glasgow
A wavy streak of carmine simulated the drooping cord and golden tassels of richer caskets.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Madder carmine or purple madder, and cerulean blue may also usefully added to this list.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
It is stimulant and carminative.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Only in this way can the delicate carmine tints of some insect wings be preserved.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
India, Persia, and Egypt, the seeds of which are used in cookery and in medicine, having carminative properties.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
It is cultivated for its agreeable aromatic odour and carminative properties.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
It is finely marked with yellow, carmine, and black.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
And yesterday a woman died of hunger in Carmine Street.
"The Streets of Ascalon" by Robert W. Chambers
Withamite is a carmine-red to straw-yellow, strongly pleochroic variety from Glencoe in Scotland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Maria del Carmine, 240, 248.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
Still, Mona is happy: the walk has done her good, and warmed her blood, and brought a color soft and rich as carmine, to her cheeks.
"Mrs. Geoffrey" by Duchess
His tomb-stone at the Carmine in Imola.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Volume VI (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi

In poetry:

That month, that vasty carmine cave,
Could munch with ease a Nubian slave;
In fact, the bill-board hippopot-
amus could bolt a house and lot!
"Mouths Of Hippopotami And Some Recent Novels" by Ellis Parker Butler
The day, all fierce with carmine, turns
An Indian face towards Earth and dies;
The west, like some gaunt vase, inurns
Its ashes under smouldering skies,
Athwart whose bowl one red cloud streams,
Strange as a shape some Aztec dreams.
"Black Vesper Pageants" by Madison Julius Cawein
Now the strains of the fast galop on the perfumed air arise,
Rosy cheeks are turning carmine, brighter grow the brightest eyes,
As the whirling crowds of dancers pass again and yet again—
Girls coquettish, silly women, vapid and unmeaning men.
"The Two Birth Nights" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

New York Institution Carmine 's Opens in DC.
Or the pasta, as was the case for the "official" opening of Carmine 's on June 5, the classic New York Italian family-style restaurant where everything is a little and a lot outsized.
We welcome Carmine 's as a terrific addition to our constantly growing downtown area.
Vin Santo also employs several staffers from Carmine 's, most prominent among them Armand Ymerag, the former Carmine 's manager, who now runs the front of the house at Vin Santo.
A week later his Albany restaurant, Carmine 's, abruptly closed after 13 years, and a week after that was liquidated at auction.
I've watched two episodes of " Carmine 's …," the new locally made reality show featuring Albany chef-restaurateur Carmine Sprio that airs 8 to 9 am every weekday on WXXA Ch 23, and I think it's got a fundamental flaw in its conception.
(I'm talking here only about the TV show, not Carmine 's Restaurant.
Unless you happened to be watching WXXA Ch 23 at 8 o'clock this morning (Monday, 12/31), you missed the debut of " Carmine 's …," the new reality show featuring Albany chef Carmine Sprio and the staff at his Carmine 's Restaurant.
Carmine 's new show has already debuted.
Winner of the Power Spot – Carmine's in Penn Quarter, DC RAMW president Lynne Breaux (RT) presents the award to Jeffrey Bank, CEO Alicart Restaurant Group (center).
Leon swept Round Top -Carmine 25-12, 25-14, 25-12 to claim the 1A state volleyball championship Saturday at the Curtis Culwell Center.
Former Toms River Mayor Carmine Inteso (facebook).
The US Attorney's Office says Carmine Inteso was arrested at New York's Kennedy airport on Monday night.
However, Father Thomas said his real learning came through assisting with 80 exorcisms in eight months under Father Carmine De Filippis, an experienced exorcist .
Cayuga junior Danielle Anderson spikes a ball against Round Top-Carmine during the state semifinals Friday at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland.