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Dictionary definition for: Crimson

1. (n) a deep and vivid red

2. (v) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by"

3. (s) having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies

4. (s) characterized by violence or bloodshed; "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann''d by Conquest''s crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

5. (s) (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury" "turned red from exertion" "with puffy reddened eyes" "red-faced and violent" "flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

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