Definitions for vermilionvərˈmɪl yən
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a brilliant scarlet red.
a bright red, water-insoluble pigment consisting of mercuric sulfide.
(adj.)of the color vermilion.
Origin of vermilion:
1250–1300; ME vermilioun, vermillon < AF, OF verm(e)illon=vermeilvermeil+-on n. suffix
scarlet, vermilion, orange red(adj)
a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
vermilion, vermillion, cinnabar, Chinese-red(verb)
of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
A type of red dye worn in the parting of the hair by married Hindu women.
A vivid red synthetic pigment made of mercury sulfide.
A red skin of the lip or its border with the skin of the face.
Having a brilliant red colour.
Having the color of the vermilion dye.
Origin: From vermeil, from vermiculus, the coccus Indicus, from vermis.
a bright red pigment consisting of mercuric sulphide, obtained either from the mineral cinnabar or artificially. It has a fine red color, and is much used in coloring sealing wax, in printing, etc
hence, a red color like the pigment; a lively and brilliant red; as, cheeks of vermilion
to color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red; to cover with a delicate red
Vermilion is an opaque red pigment prepared from the mineral cinnabar, as well as the name of the resulting color. The pigment has been in use around the world for many thousands of years. The first recorded use of vermilion as a color name in English was in 1289. The first recorded use of cinnabar as a color name in English was in 1382. Most naturally produced vermilion comes from cinnabar mined in China, and vermilion is nowadays commonly called 'China red'. The name 'vermilion' is derived from the French vermeil, from Latin vermiculum, the ancient insect dye from Kermes vermilio. Words for red hues in Portuguese and Catalan arose similarly. 'Cinnabar' and 'vermilion' were used interchangeably to describe either the natural or manufactured pigment until the 17th century when vermilion became the more common name. By the late 18th century 'cinnabar' applied to the unground natural mineral only. The chemical formula of the pigment is HgS; like most mercury compounds it is toxic. Vermilion is now produced by reacting mercury with molten sulfur. Mercuric sulfides offer a range of warm hues – from bright orange-red to a duller bluish-red. Differences in hue arise via the size of the ground particles of pigment. Larger crystals produce duller and less-orange hue. It is now theorized that coarser, duller "Chinese" forms of vermilion will prove to be more permanent than the more orange "French" variety. It is also theorized that purification of any such pigment benefits its general stability. For safety reasons the use of vermilion has recently been replaced with cadmium red, yielding a similar range of hues, although cadmium carries severe hazards of its own.
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Translations for vermilion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) a bright red colour.
- لَوْن قُرْمُزيArabic
- vermelhãoPortuguese (BR)
- rumělka; rumělkovýCzech
- das Zinnoberrot, zinnoberrotGerman
- klar rødDanish
- قرمز روشنFarsi
- צֶבַע שָשַרHebrew
- warna merah cemerlangIndonesian
- skærrauður (litur)Icelandic
- 주홍색, 주홍색의Korean
- skaisčiai/ryškiai raudona spalva; skaisčiai/ryškiai raudonasLithuanian
- spilgti sarkana krāsa; spilgti sarkansLatvian
- berwarna merah meronaMalay
- алый (цвет)Russian
- rumelka; rumelkovýSlovak
- živo rdeča barvaSlovenian
- jarkocrvena bojaSerbian
- parlak kırmızı, nar çiçeğiTurkish
- 朱紅色Chinese (Trad.)
- яскраво-червоний колірUkrainian
- شنگرفي، تيزلال رنگUrdu
- có màu đỏ sonVietnamese
- 朱砂（朱紅），朱红色的Chinese (Simp.)
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