crimson

Crimson is a deep, vivid shade of red. You could describe flowers, blood, or blushing cheeks as crimson.

The ruby red color crimson shows up brilliantly in nature, in the form of flowers, birds, and insects. In fact, it was an insect that led to the word crimson in the first place; an insect called kermes was used for centuries to make a deep red dye, which was called cremesin in Old Spanish and eventually became crimson.

Primary Meanings of crimson

1.
nadj
a deep and vivid red color
of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
2.
adjv
(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
3.
adj
characterized by violence or bloodshed
Full Definitions of crimson
1

n a deep and vivid red color

Synonyms:
deep red, ruby
Type of:
red, redness
red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood

adj of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Synonyms:
blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, red, reddish, ruby, ruby-red, ruddy, scarlet
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue
2

adj (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion

crimson with fury”
“flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment”
Synonyms:
flushed, red, red-faced, reddened
colored, colorful, coloured
having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination

v turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

Synonyms:
blush, flush, redden
Type of:
color, colour, discolor, discolour
change color, often in an undesired manner
3

adj characterized by violence or bloodshed

“"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke”
“"fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray”
Synonyms:
red, violent
bloody
having or covered with or accompanied by blood

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