Definition and Meanings for vermilion
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Part of Speech of vermilion
noun, transitive verb
Etymology of vermilion
Meaning of vermilion
- 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.
as transitive verb
- to color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red; to cover with a delicate red.