Definition of Chinese vermilion
1 : vermilion 1a
2 : a vivid red that is yellower, lighter, and slightly stronger than apple red, yellower, lighter, and stronger than carmine or scarlet, and yellower and lighter than madder crimson —called also Harrison red, signal red
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Chinese vermilion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).