cinnabar

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Cinnabar mineral (1)

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From Old French cinabre.

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cinnabar (usually uncountable, plural cinnabars)

  1. A deep red mineral, mercuric sulfide, HgS; the principal ore of mercury; such ore used as the pigment vermilion.
  2. A bright red colour tinted with orange.
    cinnabar colour:    

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cinnabar (comparative more cinnabar, superlative most cinnabar)

  1. Of a bright red colour tinted with orange.

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