a brilliant scarlet red.
a bright-red, water-insoluble pigment consisting of mercuric sulfide, once obtained from cinnabar, now usually produced by the reaction of mercury and sulfur.
of the color vermilion.
to color with or as if with vermilion.
Other definitions for Vermilion (2 of 2)
a town in N Ohio.
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How to use vermilion in a sentence
Myiozetetes similis texensis (Giraud): vermilion-crowned Flycatcher.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
This allowed one to see four similar melting pots, each containing a fluid mass, one vermilion red, others lighter but all ruddy.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
But Iftikhar drew from his bosom a crystal vial, in which glowed a liquor red as vermilion.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
It contained a single room, walled with hard-finish and profusely etched with figures in vermilion.Overland | John William De Forest
Does he think that I will leave to mulatto children the empire of the vermilion Towers, the glorious inheritance of my ancestors?Laboulaye's Fairy Book | Various
British Dictionary definitions for vermilion
a bright red to reddish-orange colour
(as adjective): a vermilion car
mercuric sulphide, esp when used as a bright red pigment; cinnabar
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