- n. 深红色
- adj. 深红色的
- vt. 使变为深红色；脸红
- vi. 变为深红色；脸红
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2. carmine <=====> crimson.
- crimson:  The colour term crimson comes ultimately from the name of a small scale insect, the kermes, from whose dried bodies a red dyestuff is obtained. Kermes comes from Arabic qirmaz, which in turn was derived from Sanskrit krmi-ja ‘(dye) produced by a worm’, a compound formed from krmi- ‘worm’ and ja- ‘produced, born’. From qirmaz was derived Arabic qirmazī ‘red colour’, which passed into English via metathesized Old Spanish cremesin. The medieval Latin version carmesīnum is thought to have been the source of English carmine , through blending with minium ‘red lead’ (whence English miniature).
- crimson (v.)
- c. 1600, from crimson (n.). Related: Crimsoned; crimsoning.
- crimson (n.)
- early 15c., "deep red color," from Old Spanish cremesin "of or belonging to the kermes" (the shield-louse insects from which a deep red dye was obtained), from Medieval Latin cremesinus (see kermes). For similar transfer of the dye word to generic use for "red," compare Old Church Slavonic čruminu, Russian čermnyj "red," from the same source.
- 1. The apex of the flames licked the crimson sky.
- 2. My face went crimson (which it does out of sheer funk).
- 3. Crimson draperies were looped along the walls.
- 4. He turned crimson under the insults.
- 5. She went crimson with embarrassment.
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