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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge; Of a vivid red to reddish-orange color.

Usage examples (26)
  • By other means it can be prepared as a brilliant red powder known as vermilion, which is used as a pigment in fine paints.
  • Another rite portraying the transfer in India is the marking of the bride's forehead with vermilion, which is no doubt a substitute for blood.
  • She rubs her forehead against the bride's so as to colour it also with vermilion, which is now considered the symbol of a long and happy married life.
  • Take, for example, the very chromatic pigments representing red and green, such as vermilion and emerald green. for more
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