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.
To color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red; to cover with a delicate red.
sulphide of mercury used as a pigment.
Mercuric sulfide; a brilliant red pigment used most frequently in paintings dating from the Renaissance period.
mercury(II) sulfide, HgS, a red pigment; also known as cinnabar. (See minium.)
scarlet red, a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge.
Jer 22:14; Eze 23:14] a bright, beautiful, red color.
of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
Cinnabar, mercuric sulfide of a brilliant red color.
deep yellowish red.
Red part of the lip.
Vermilion, also spelled vermillion, when found naturally-occurring, is an opaque reddish orange pigment, used since antiquity, originally derived from the powdered mineral cinnabar. Chemically the pigment is mercuric sulfide, HgS. Like all mercury compounds it is toxic.