crimson

[ krim-zuh n, -suh n ]
/ ˈkrɪm zən, -sən /

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

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin cremesīnus ≪ Arabic qirmizī (qirmiz kermes + suffix of appurtenance) + Latin -īnus -ine1; see 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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