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ver·mil·ion

also ver·mil·lion  (vər-mĭl′yən)
n.
1. A vivid red to reddish orange. Also called Chinese red, cinnabar.
adj.
Of a vivid red to reddish orange.
tr.v. ver·mil·ioned, ver·mil·ion·ing, ver·mil·ions also ver·mil·lioned or ver·mil·lion·ing or ver·mil·lions
To color or dye (something) in the hue vermilion.

[Middle English vermelion, from Old French vermeillon, from vermeil; see vermeil.]
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vermilion

(vəˈmɪljən) or

vermillion

n
1. (Colours)
a. a bright red to reddish-orange colour
b. (as adjective): a vermilion car.
2. (Elements & Compounds) mercuric sulphide, esp when used as a bright red pigment; cinnabar
[C13: from Old French vermeillon, from vermeil]
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ver•mil•ion

(vərˈmɪl yən)

n.
1. a brilliant scarlet red.
2. a bright red, water-insoluble pigment consisting of mercuric sulfide.
adj.
3. of the color vermilion.
[1250–1300; Middle English vermilioun, vermillon < Anglo-French, Old French verm(e)illon=vermeil vermeil + -on n. suffix]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vermilion - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tingevermilion - a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
red, redness - red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
Verb1.vermilion - color vermilionvermilion - color vermilion      
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
Adj.1.vermilion - of a vivid red to reddish-orange colorvermilion - of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
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Translations
لَوْن قُرْمُزي
rumělkarumělkový
klar rød
kirkkaanpunainensinooperinpunainensinooperipunainentulipunainen
cinóbervörös
skærrauîur
vermiglioarancio sanguignocinabro
skaisčiai raudonas
spilgti sarkana krāsaspilgti sarkans
sinoberrødsinoberrødtvermilionsinober
rumelkarumelkový
nar çiçeğiparlak kırmızı

vermilion

[vəˈmɪlɪən]
A. Nbermellón m
B. ADJbermejo
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vermilion

[vərˈmɪliən]
nvermillon m
adjvermillon inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

vermilion

nZinnoberrot nt
adjzinnoberrot
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vermilion

[vəˈmɪljən]
1. adjvermiglio/a
2. nvermiglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

vermilion

(vəˈmiljən) noun, adjective
(of) a bright red colour.
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References in classic literature ?
I then put into the hive, instead of a thick, square piece of wax, a thin and narrow, knife-edged ridge, coloured with vermilion. The bees instantly began on both sides to excavate little basins near to each other, in the same way as before; but the ridge of wax was so thin, that the bottoms of the basins, if they had been excavated to the same depth as in the former experiment, would have broken into each other from the opposite sides.
His gun is lavishly decorated with brass tacks and vermilion, and provided with a fringed cover, occasionally of buckskin, ornamented here and there with a feather.
Her complexion had rather more of the lily than of the rose; but when exercise or modesty increased her natural colour, no vermilion could equal it.
The Princess was the most beautiful brunette in the world; her eyes were large, lively, and sparkling; her looks sweet and modest; her nose was of a just proportion and without a fault; her mouth small, her lips of a vermilion red, and charmingly agreeable symmetry; in a word, all the features of her face were perfectly regular.
Her delicately formed ears, her vermilion hands, her little feet, curved and tender as the lotus-bud, glitter with the brilliancy of the loveliest pearls of Ceylon, the most dazzling diamonds of Golconda.
In a little while, however, they began to appear in more gorgeous array, tricked out in the finery obtained from the white men; bright cloths, brass rings, beads of various colors; and happy was he who could render himself hideous with vermilion.
I have marked with vermilion spots all the many known active volcanos within the limits of this same map.
Their backs were polished vermilion, with black spots.
At this exclamation the man on horseback turned slowly and with a lofty air, and the two travelers could see, displayed in all their brilliancy, the large eyes, the vermilion visage, and the eloquent smile of -- Musqueton.
In the left-hand corner was his own name, traced in long letters of bright vermilion.
On such an evening Antonio could do nothing but converse of my absent friend; he dwelt on the indescribable grace of your person, the lustre of your eye, and the vermilion of your lips, until exhausted language could furnish no more epithets of rapture: then the transition to your mind was natural and easy; and it was while listening to his honied accents that I thought my Julia herself was talking.
Against the peaceful landscape, the pale, decaying tints of the copses, the blue air of the horizon and the lichened stileboards, these staring vermilion words shone forth.