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 3a), and bluer and very slightly lighter than Turkey red —called also sultan
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