American vermilion

noun

1
: vermilion or a color resembling it (as imitation vermilion)
2
: a pigment usually consisting of a lead molybdate or a basic lead chromate (as chrome red)

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of American vermilion was in 1849

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“American vermilion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20vermilion. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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