Chinese vermilion

noun

Definition of Chinese vermilion

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

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“Chinese vermilion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chinese%20vermilion. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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