Etymology
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vermilion (n.)

late 13c., "cinnabar, red dye," from Anglo-French and Old French vermeillon "red lead, cinnabar, (cosmetic) rouge" (12c.), from vermeil (see vermeil). As an adjective, from 1580s.

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Definitions of vermilion
1
vermilion (v.)
color vermilion;
2
vermilion (n.)
a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge;
Synonyms: scarlet / orange red
3
vermilion (adj.)
of a vivid red to reddish-orange color;
Synonyms: vermillion / cinnabar / Chinese-red
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