verb (used with or without object)
- crimson clover,
- crimson flag,
Origin of crimson
Examples from the Web for crimson
Try Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and Arkansas; what you might call a crimson tide.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA|Cliff Schecter|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the next film I saw you in was the very first R-rated film I saw in theaters: Crimson Tide.Viggo Mortensen Talks ‘The Two Faces of January,’ Blasts Fox News and Israel’s ‘State Terrorism’|Marlow Stern|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Crimson Room, players awoke in an unfamiliar room with no way of knowing how to escape.
Forrest Gump was about as crimson as they come, and America loved the bejesus out of him.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They have a deadline to meet with the project that completely intersects with my delivery of Crimson Peak.Guillermo del Toro on Hardcore Gothic ‘Crimson Peak’ and ‘Pacific Rim 2’|Andrew Romano|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Percy, who played tackle on a winning Crimson eleven, and Sam Felton will be well remembered as the fastest punters of their day.Football Days|William H. Edwards
At sunset the western sky will change to crimson and the eastern cliffs will change to gold.A Trip to the Orient|Robert Urie Jacob
To the left stood a large arm-chair covered with crimson cloth.In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
The gold and crimson, splashed all about the sky, had overflowed around it, and rendered a clear view almost impossible.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
The gentle slope to the dark-green canada was a broad cataract of crimson poppies.Susy, A Story of the Plains|Bret Harte
- a deep or vivid red colour
- (as adjective)a crimson rose
Word Origin for crimson
early 15c., "deep red color," from Old Spanish cremesin "of or belonging to the kermes" (the shield-louse insects from which a deep red dye was obtained), from Medieval Latin cremesinus (see kermes). For similar transfer of the dye word to generic use for "red," cf. Old Church Slavonic čruminu, Russian čermnyj "red," from the same source.
c.1600, from crimson (n.). Related: Crimsoned; crimsoning.