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  • A deep red mineral, mercuric sulphide, HgS; the principal ore of mercury; such ore used as the pigment vermilion
  • (colour)a bright red colour tinted with orange.
         cinnabar colour:   
  • (colour) of a bright red colour tinted with orange.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cin"na*bar (?), n. [L. cinnabaris, Gr. &?;; prob. of Oriental origin; cf. Per. qinbār, Hind. shangarf.]

1. (Min.) Red sulphide of mercury, occurring in brilliant red crystals, and also in red or brown amorphous masses. It is used in medicine.

2. The artificial red sulphide of mercury used as a pigment; vermilion.

Cinnabar Græcorum (&?;). [L. Graecorum, gen. pl., of the Greeks.] (Med.)Same as Dragon's blood. -- Green cinnabar, a green pigment consisting of the oxides of cobalt and zinc subjected to the action of fire. -- Hepatic cinnabar(Min.), an impure cinnabar of a liver-brown color and submetallic luster.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Cinnabar, a sulphide of mercury from which the mercury of commerce is obtained.
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