American vermilion

noun

Definition of American vermilion

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)

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First Known Use of American vermilion

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“American vermilion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20vermilion. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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