from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deep to vivid purplish red to vivid red.
- transitive v. To make or become deeply or vividly red.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A deep, slightly bluish red.
- adj. Having a deep red colour.
- adj. Having loose morals.
- v. to blush
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.
- adj. Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.
- transitive v. To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
- transitive v. To become crimson; to blush.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A highly chromatic red color somewhat inclining toward purple, like that of an alkaline infusion of cochineal, or of red wine a year or two old; deep red.
- Of a red color inclining to purple; deep-red.
- To dye with crimson; make crimson.
- To become of a deep-red color; be tinged with red; blush: as, her cheeks crimsoned.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
- adj. (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
- v. turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
- adj. characterized by violence or bloodshed
- n. a deep and vivid red color
Middle English cremesin, from Old Spanish cremesín, Old Italian cremesino or Medieval Latin cremesīnus, all from Arabic qirmizīy, from qirmiz, kermes insect; see kermes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish, from Arabic قرمز (qirmiz), from Persian کرمست (kirmist), from Middle Persian, from Sanskrit. (Wiktionary)