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- a deep, slightly bluish red. Traditionally the colour of blood.
- (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.
Crim"son, a. Of a deep red
color tinged with blue; deep red. "A crimson tide."
The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.
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
Crim"son, v. t. To become
crimson; to blush.
Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson
with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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