Definition for CRIM'SON

CRIM'SON, n. [krim'zn; It. cremisi, cremisino; Fr. cramoisi; Sp. carmesi; Arm. carmoasy; D. karmozyn; G. karmosin; Sw. karmesin; Dan. karmesie; from قِرْمِزٌ kirmizon, kermes, the cochineal insect or berry.]

A deep red color; a red tinged with blue; also, a red color in general; as, the virgin crimson of modesty. – Shak. He made the vail of blue, and purple, and crimson. – 2 Chron. iii.

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