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- n. A reddish-orange pigment, mercuric sulfide (HgS), originally derived from cinnabar.
- n. The colour of this pigment.
- n. The red skin of the lip or its border with the skin of the face.
- adj. Having such a colour.
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- adj. of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
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For all-around fishing use I would go with an amber lense, although vermillion is also a good choice.
Matisse even tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade his friend Claude Renoir to change from the traditional red paint called vermillion to cadmium red.
After this they bring out _Oorakins_, (bowls of bark) full of that coarse vermillion which is found along the coast of Chibucto, and on the west-side of Acadia (Nova-Scotia) which they moisten with the blood of the animal if any remains, and add water to compleat the dilution.
Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press HOLY MAN: A Hindu holy man applies tilak, or vermillion paste, after taking a dip on the banks of the River Ganges on the occasion of Guru Purnima, the full moon day dedicated to the Guru or masters in one's life, in Allahabad, India, Friday.
Tauseef Mustafa/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A Hindu priest applied vermillion paste on the forehead of a man during the festival, June 9.
The same concrete blocks, the same hardwearing floor materials and off-square placement of spaces, exposed beams, wooden ceilings and vermillion furniture.
Colors are vibrant and exciting- vermillion, tangerine, jade and azure are grounded by chocolate brown and indigo.'
Chances of that editorial being quoted tonight: vermillion.8.37pm: In a way, tonight's debate a time for sadness.
They were mostly indigo, though lapis lazuli ringed her pupils, and sent forth cerulean fire to the outer edge of her iris, which hinted vermillion.
Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters Hindu women posed for a photo after smearing each other with sindhur, or vermillion powder, on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, Thursday.