vermillion adj

see vermillion, n.

  1. Cinnabar; scarlet; beautiful bright warm color.
  2. Red; blood-colored; pertaining to leaves in fall season.

vermillion n

ED's variant spelling of “vermilion”; AFr and OFr vermail < L. vermiculus, a worm.

  1. Ruddiness; rosy cheeks; color of health.
  2. Cochineal; small insect that feeds on a particular plant; color produced from the cochineal.
  3. Bright, beautiful red color.