- 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.
Origin of vermilion
Examples from the Web for vermillion
Araks, Beatrice Bralett, Aaron Panty in Vermillion, $115, $91.7 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Valentine Would Actually Want
Misty White Sidell
February 13, 2013
And the vermillion wall covering in the library that seemed very 19th-century bordello.Putting Words in Gore Vidal’s Mouth—a Copywriter Recalls the 1982 Senate Campaign
August 6, 2012
In a vermillion fishtail gown and a bright green headdress almost a foot high, she commands the room—Queen for the day.A Brilliant Film About the Women Who Saved Liberia
November 15, 2008
However it was painted all over, and a kind of face had been formed for it with vermillion.The Country of the Neutrals
James H. Coyne
He has taken up the curb two links, and Vermillion bates that.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition
Their smooth cheeks and the center of their glossy hair was touched with vermillion.Among the Sioux
R. J. Creswell
Both Vermillion and Vermilion were used and retained in this text.
They consist of copies of inscriptions found by me on the Vermillion.
- a bright red to reddish-orange colour
- (as adjective)a vermilion car
- mercuric sulphide, esp when used as a bright red pigment; cinnabar
Word Origin and History for vermillion
late 13c., "cinnabar, red dye," from Anglo-French and Old French vermeillon, from vermeil (see vermeil). As an adjective, from 1580s.