Vermilion meaning

vər-mĭlyən
A bright red or scarlet.
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A vivid red to reddish orange.
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Of a vivid red to reddish orange.
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To color or dye (something) in the hue vermilion.
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Of the color vermilion.
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A vivid red synthetic pigment made of mercury sulfide.
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A vivid red or slightly orange colour.

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A type of red dye worn in the parting of the hair by married Hindu women.
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A red skin of the lip or its border with the skin of the face.
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Having a brilliant red colour.
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Having the color of the vermilion dye.
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To color or paint vermilion.
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Origin of vermilion

  • Middle English vermelion from Old French vermeillon from vermeil vermeil

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

  • From French vermeil (“vermilion"), from Latin vermiculus (“little worm"), from vermis (“worm"), ultimately in reference to Kermes vermilio, a type of scale insect used to make a crimson dye.

    From Wiktionary