CRIMSON , the name of a strong,bright red
See also:colour tinged to a greater or less degree with
See also:purple . It is the colour of the dye produced from the dried bodies of the
See also:insect (Coccus cacti) . The word, in its earlier forms cremesin, crymysyn, also cramoysin, cf . " cramoisy," the name of a red
See also:cloth, is adapted from the Med .
See also:Lat. cremesinus for kermesinus or carmesinus, the dye produced from the insect
See also:Kermes (Coccus ilicis), Arab. quirmiz, which
See also:Skeat (Etym .
See also:Diet., 1898) connects with the
See also:Sanskrit krimi, cognate with Lat. vermis and Eng . "
See also:worm." From the Lat. carminus, a shortened
See also:form of carmesinus, comes "
See also:carmine " (q.v.) .
CRIMP (possibly connected with " crimp," to draw to...
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