Vermilion [noun]:A brilliant red pigment made from mercury sulfide (cinnabar).
- Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/vermilion
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.