Vermilion [noun]:A brilliant red pigment made from mercury sulfide (cinnabar).

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Taken from Passing, Quicksand.

  • “There were batik dresses in which mingled indigo, orange, green, vermilion, and black; dresses of velvet and chiffon in screaming colors, blood red, sulfur yellow, sea green; and one black and white thing in striking combination.”
  • This is a type of red pigment, this is helpful if you want to know the name for different shades of reds.

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