n.1.Small grains or dust of cochineal or the coccus insect.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Images of circularity abound in several of the Novelas ejemplares, notably in "La granilla," where they contribute to the affirmative characterization of the protagonist, who closely resembles Tomas in virtue, competence, and youthful accomplishment.