- The definition of crimson is something that is deep red in color.
An example of something crimson is blood.
- Crimson is defined as a deep and dark red.
An example of crimson is the team color for the University of Alabama.
crimson definition by Webster's New World
- deep red
- deep-red coloring matter
Origin: Middle English cremesin ; from Midieval Latin cremesinum, ultimately ; from Arabic qirmiz: see carmine
crimson definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English cremesin, from Old Spanish cremesín, Old Italian cremesino or Medieval Latin cremesīnus, all from Arabic qirmizīy, from qirmiz, kermes insect; see kermes.
- crimˈson adjective