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 for Cinnabar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cinnabar \Cin"na*bar\, n. [L. cinnabaris, Gr. ?; prob. of
     Oriental origin; cf. Per. qinb[=a]r, Hind. shangarf.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Min.) Red sulphide of mercury, occurring in brilliant red
        crystals, and also in red or brown amorphous masses. It is
        used in medicine.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The artificial red sulphide of mercury used as a pigment;
        [1913 Webster]
     Cinnabar Gr[ae]corum. [L. Graecorum, gen. pl., of the
        Greeks.] (Med.) Same as Dragon's blood.
     Green cinnabar, a green pigment consisting of the oxides of
        cobalt and zinc subjected to the action of fire.
     Hepatic cinnabar (Min.), an impure cinnabar of a
        liver-brown color and submetallic luster.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of a vivid red to reddish-orange color [syn: vermilion,
             vermillion, cinnabar, Chinese-red]
      n 1: a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the
           chief source of mercury
      2: large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of
         ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort
         [syn: cinnabar, cinnabar moth, Callimorpha jacobeae]

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