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crimson

[ krim-zuhn, -suhn ]
/ ˈkrɪm zən, -sən /
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adjective
deep purplish-red.
noun
a crimson color, pigment, or dye.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become crimson.
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Origin of crimson

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English cremesin, cremesie, crensein, crim(e)sin, from Medieval Latin cremesīnus, ultimately from Arabic qirmizī, equivalent to qirmiz + a suffix indicating relationship or origin; see origin at kermes; see also carmine, cramoisy

OTHER WORDS FROM crimson

crim·son·ly, adverbcrim·son·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crimson

crimson
/ (ˈkrɪmzən) /

noun
  1. a deep or vivid red colour
  2. (as adjective)a crimson rose
verb
to make or become crimson
(intr) to blush

Derived forms of crimson

crimsonness, noun

Word Origin for crimson

C14: from Old Spanish cremesin, from Arabic qirmizi red of the kermes, from qirmiz kermes
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