Definition of crimson adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrɪmzn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪmzn//
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dark red in colour She went crimson (= her face became very red because she was embarrassed). Word Originlate Middle English: from obsolete French cramoisin or Old Spanish cremesin, based on Arabic qirmizī, from qirmiz. Compare with carmine.Extra examples He turned bright crimson. She was crimson with rage. a beautiful deep crimson colour

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