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crimson

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noun crim·son \ˈkrim-zən\

Simple Definition of crimson

  • : a deep purplish-red color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crimson

  1. :  any of several deep purplish reds

Origin of crimson

Middle English crimisin, from Old Spanish cremesín, from Arabic qirmizī, from qirmiz kermes


First Known Use: 15th century


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crimson

adjective crim·son

Definition of crimson

  1. :  of the color crimson



15th Century

First Known Use of crimson

15th century


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crimson

verb crim·son

Definition of crimson

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make crimson

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become crimson; especially :  blush



Examples of crimson in a sentence

  1. <he crimsoned the minute he realized the foolishness of what he'd said>



1601

First Known Use of crimson

1601


CRIMSON Defined for Kids

crimson

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noun crim·son \ˈkrim-zən\

Definition of crimson for Students

  1. :  a deep purplish red





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