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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: vermeillon, from vermeil 'bright red', from Late Latin vermiculus type of insect from which red color is obtained, from Latin vermis 'worm'

vermilion

noun
     
Related topics: Colours
ver‧mil‧ion , vermillion [uncountable]
CC a very bright red colour
vermilion adjective

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