vermillion

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

vermillion (plural vermillions)

  1. Alternative spelling of vermilion

Adjective[edit]

vermillion (comparative more vermillion, superlative most vermillion)

  1. Alternative spelling of vermilion

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some authorities view this as a misspelling; others consider it a valid but perhaps dated alternative. The OED records 23 citations with this spelling, ranging in date from 1597 to 1865.
  • About 30% of the usage of vermilion/vermillion in the US (COCA) is in this spelling. In modern British usage, this spelling is rare (only 2 publications in the BNC, out of thousands).
  • Only the one-L spelling appears in Webster's 1828, 1841 and 1913 dictionaries.

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