Middle English vermelionfrom Old French vermeillonfromvermeilvermeil
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchvermeil (“vermilion"), from Latinvermiculus (“little worm"), from vermis (“worm"), ultimately in reference to Kermes vermilio, a type of scale insect used to make a crimson dye.
Vermilion Sentence Examples
It is in the Vermilion coal region, and clay for brick and tile is abundant in its vicinity.
It is also prepared by digesting precipitated mercuric sulphide with an alkaline sulphide fox some hours; it is said that Chinese vermilion owes its superiority to being made in this way.
Although the iron ranges in the north-east had been explored about 1860 and were known to contain a great wealth of ore, it was not until 1884 that mining was actually begun on the Vermilion Range.
Iron shipments from the Mesabi and Vermilion ranges, cereals from the Northwest, fruits and vegetables from the Pacific coast, and Oriental products obtained via the great northern railways, are also elements of great importance in the state's commerce.