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Carmine vs. Crimson

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Carminenoun

A purplish-red pigment, made from dye obtained from the cochineal beetle; carminic acid or any of its derivatives.

Crimsonnoun

A deep, slightly bluish red.

Carminenoun

A purplish-red colour, resembling that pigment.

Crimsonadjective

Having a deep red colour.

Carmineadjective

Of the purplish red colour shade carmine.

Crimsonadjective

Immodest.

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Carminenoun

A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.

Crimsonverb

(intransitive) To become crimson or deep red; to blush.

Carminenoun

A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.

Crimsonverb

(transitive) To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

Carminenoun

The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; - hence called also carminic acid.

Crimsonnoun

A deep red color tinged with blue; also, red color in general.

‘Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’; ‘A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.’;

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Carminenoun

a variable color averaging a vivid red

Crimsonadjective

Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.

‘The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.’;

Carmineverb

color carmine

Crimsonverb

To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.

‘Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe.’;

Carmineadjective

having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Crimsonverb

To become crimson; to blush.

‘Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning.’;

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Carminenoun

a vivid crimson colour

‘carmine roses’;

Crimsonnoun

a deep and vivid red

Carminenoun

a vivid crimson pigment made from cochineal.

Crimsonverb

turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame;

‘The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by’;

Carmine

Carmine ( or ), also called cochineal (for the insect from which it is extracted), cochineal extract, crimson lake or carmine lake, natural red 4, C.I. 75470, or E120, is a pigment of a bright-red color obtained from the aluminium complex derived from carminic acid. It is also a general term for a particularly deep-red color.

Crimsonadjective

having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

Crimsonadjective

characterized by violence or bloodshed;

‘writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days’; ‘fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing’; ‘convulsed with red rage’;

Crimsonadjective

(especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion;

‘crimson with fury’; ‘turned red from exertion’; ‘with puffy reddened eyes’; ‘red-faced and violent’; ‘flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment’;

Crimsonadjective

of a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

‘she blushed crimson with embarrassment’;

Crimsonnoun

a rich deep red colour inclining to purple

‘a pair of corduroy trousers in livid crimson, they were horrid to behold’;

Crimsonverb

(of a person's face) become flushed, especially through embarrassment

‘my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake’;

Crimson

Crimson is a rich, deep red color, inclining to purple. It originally meant the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now sometimes also used as a generic term for slightly bluish-red colors that are between red and rose.

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