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7 definitions found
 for vermilion,
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vermilion \Ver*mil"ion\, v. t.
     To color with vermilion, or as if with vermilion; to dye red;
     to cover with a delicate red.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vermilion \Ver*mil"ion\, n. [F. vermillon. See Vermeil.]
     1. (Chem.) A bright red pigment consisting of mercuric
        sulphide, obtained either from the mineral cinnabar or
        artificially. It has a fine red color, and is much used in
        coloring sealing wax, in printing, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The kermes insect has long been used for dyeing red or
           scarlet. It was formerly known as the worm dye,
           vermiculus, or vermiculum, and the cloth was called
           vermiculatia. Hence came the French vermeil for any red
           dye, and hence the modern name vermilion, although the
           substance it denotes is very different from the kermes,
           being a compound of mercury and sulphur. --R. Hunt.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Hence, a red color like the pigment; a lively and
        brilliant red; as, cheeks of vermilion.
        [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "vermilion":
     Titian, Titian-red, bricky, cardinal, carmine, carnation,
     carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson,
     damask, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored, flame-red,
     flaming, glowing, gules, henna, hot, incarmined, incarnadine,
     inflame, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, lake-colored, laky,
     lateritious, lipstick, lobster-red, lurid, madder, maroon, miniate,
     port-wine, puce, red, red-dyed, red-ink, red-looking, redden,
     reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown, rouge, rubicund,
     rubify, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored,
     ruby-red, ruddied, ruddle, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust,
     rust-red, rusty, scarlet, stammel, tile-red, vinaceous, warm, wine,
     wine-colored, wine-red
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Vermilion -- U.S. County in Illinois
     Population (2000):    83919
     Housing Units (2000): 36349
     Land area (2000):     899.080050 sq. miles (2328.606541 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.056357 sq. miles (7.915927 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    902.136407 sq. miles (2336.522468 sq. km)
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.156797 N, 87.692434 W
     Headwords:
      Vermilion
      Vermilion, IL
      Vermilion County
      Vermilion County, IL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Vermilion -- U.S. Parish in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    53807
     Housing Units (2000): 22461
     Land area (2000):     1173.781395 sq. miles (3040.079728 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    364.532580 sq. miles (944.135007 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1538.313975 sq. miles (3984.214735 sq. km)
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             29.961979 N, 92.221910 W
     Headwords:
      Vermilion
      Vermilion, LA
      Vermilion Parish
      Vermilion Parish, LA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vermilion, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
     Population (2000):    10927
     Housing Units (2000): 4713
     Land area (2000):     10.791184 sq. miles (27.949038 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.051579 sq. miles (0.133589 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    10.842763 sq. miles (28.082627 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            79716
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             41.417656 N, 82.344351 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     44089
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vermilion, OH
      Vermilion
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vermilion, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois
     Population (2000):    239
     Housing Units (2000): 105
     Land area (2000):     0.762124 sq. miles (1.973891 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.762124 sq. miles (1.973891 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            77551
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             39.580343 N, 87.588492 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vermilion, IL
      Vermilion
  

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