crimson lake


Definition of crimson lake

1a : a lake that is made from cochineal and that is similar to carmine

called also Florentine lake

b : lake that is made from redwood
2 : a moderate red that is yellower then cerise, yellower and slightly darker than claret (see claret sense 3a), and bluer and very slightly lighter than Turkey red

called also sultan

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!

Comments on crimson lake

What made you want to look up crimson lake? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


suitable to be imparted to the public

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!