- 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.
- deep red
- deep-red coloring matter
Origin of crimsonMiddle English cremesin from Medieval Latin cremesinum, ultimately from Arabic qirmiz: see carmine
tr. & intr.v.crim·soned, crim·son·ing, crim·sons
Origin of crimsonMiddle English cremesin from Old Spanish cremesín Old Italian cremesino or Medieval Latin cremesīnus all from Arabic qirmizī from qirmiz kermes insect ; see kermes .
(comparative more crimson, superlative most crimson)
- Having a deep red colour.
- Having loose morals.
(third-person singular simple present crimsons, present participle crimsoning, simple past and past participle crimsoned)
- to blush
- To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.