Crimson

Definition of Crimson

Crim´son   Pronunciation: krĭm´z'n
n.1.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.
- Is. i. 18.
A maid yet rosed over with the virgin crimson of modesty.
- Shak.
a.1.Of a deep red color tinged with blue; deep red.
The blushing poppy with a crimson hue.
- Prior.
v. t.1.To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
[imp. & p. p. Crimsoned (-z'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crimsoning.]
Signed in thy spoil and crimsoned in thy lethe.
- Shak.
1.To become crimson; to blush.
Ancient towers . . . beginning to crimson with the radiant luster of a cloudless July morning.
- De Quincey.

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