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  • a deep, slightly bluish red. Traditionally the colour of blood.
         crimson colour:   
  • (colour) having a deep red colour
  • having loose morals
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Crim"son (kr&ibreve;m"z'n), n. [OE. crimson, OF. crimoisin, F. cramoisi (cf. Sp. carmesi.) LL. carmesinus, fr. Ar. qermazi, fr. qermez crimson, kermes, fr. Skr. k&rsdot;mija produced by a worm; k&?;mi worm or insect + jan to generate; akin to E. kin. CF. Carmine, Kermes.] A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Is. i. 18.

A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.
Shak.

Crim"son, a. Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red. "A crimson tide." Mrs. Hemans.

The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.
Prior.

Crim"son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crimsoned (-z'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crimsoning.] To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe.
Shak.

Crim"son, v. t. To become crimson; to blush.

Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning.
De Quincey.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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