cinnabar

Definitions of cinnabar
  1. noun
    a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury
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    type of:
    mineral
    solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  2. adjective
    of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
    synonyms: Chinese-red, vermilion, vermillion
    chromatic
    being or having or characterized by hue
  3. noun
    large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort
    synonyms: Callimorpha jacobeae, cinnabar moth
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    type of:
    arctiid, arctiid moth
    stout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
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