vermillion


vermillion

noun

  1. a brilliant scarlet red.
  2. a bright-red, water-insoluble pigment consisting of mercuric sulfide, once obtained from cinnabar, now usually produced by the reaction of mercury and sulfur.

adjective

  1. of the color vermilion.

verb (used with object)

  1. to color with or as if with vermilion.

noun

    1. a bright red to reddish-orange colour
    2. (as adjective)a vermilion car
  1. mercuric sulphide, esp when used as a bright red pigment; cinnabar
n.

late 13c., “cinnabar, red dye,” from Anglo-French and Old French vermeillon, from vermeil (see vermeil). As an adjective, from 1580s.

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