Cinnabar meaning

sĭnə-bär
Of a bright red colour tinted with orange.
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A heavy reddish mercuric sulfide, HgS, that is the principal ore of mercury.
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Mercuric sulfide, HgS, a heavy, bright-red mineral, the principal ore of mercury.
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Artificial mercuric sulfide, used as a red pigment.
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Brilliant red; vermilion.
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A deep red mineral, mercuric sulfide, HgS; the principal ore of mercury; such ore used as the pigment vermilion.
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A bright red colour tinted with orange.

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Origin of cinnabar

  • Middle English cinabare from Latin cinnabaris from Greek kinnabari

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French cinabre.

    From Wiktionary