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.
- A bright red mercuric sulfide used as a pigment.
- A vivid red to reddish orange. Also called Chinese red, cinnabar.
- Of a vivid red to reddish orange.
- To color or dye (something) in the hue vermilion.