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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.]

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]

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]
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
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

vermilion

[vərˈmɪliən]
nvermillon m
adjvermillon inv

vermilion

nZinnoberrot nt
adjzinnoberrot

vermilion

[vəˈmɪljən]
1. adjvermiglio/a
2. nvermiglio

vermilion

(vəˈmiljən) noun, adjective
(of) a bright red colour.
References in classic literature ?
The bees, however, did not suffer this to happen, and they stopped their excavations in due time; so that the basins, as soon as they had been a little deepened, came to have flat bottoms; and these flat bottoms, formed by thin little plates of the vermilion wax having been left ungnawed, were situated, as far as the eye could judge, exactly along the planes of imaginary intersection between the basins on the opposite sides of the ridge of wax.
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.
Hortense, with her rich chesnut locks so luxuriantly knotted, plaited, twisted, as if she did not know how to dispose of all their abundance, with her vermilion lips, damask cheek, and roguish laughing eye.
Notwithstanding all the sly hints and remonstrances of the French officers, she immediately approached the man, and pulling further open the bosom of his duck frock, and rolling up the leg of his wide trousers, she gazed with admiration at the bright blue and vermilion pricking thus disclosed to view.
Pale-golden and vermilion orchids flaunted their unhealthy blossoms in the golden, dripping sunshine that filtered through the matted roof.