Vermilion is an opaque orangish red pigment,

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Vermilion is an opaque orangish red pigment,

Post by jancancook on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:51 am

Vermilion is an opaque orangish red pigment, similar to scarlet. As a naturally occurring mineral pigment, it is known as cinnabar, and was in use around the world before the Common Era began.[1] Most naturally produced vermilion comes from cinnabar mined in China, and vermilion is nowadays commonly called 'China red'.[2] The name 'vermilion' is derived from the French vermeil (indicating any red dye), from Latin vermiculum, the ancient insect dye from Kermes vermilio.[3] Words for red hues in Portuguese (vermelho) and Catalan (vermell) arose similarly. 'Cinnabar' and 'vermilion' were used interchangeably to describe either the natural or manufactured pigment until the 17th century when vermilion became the more common name. By the late 18th century 'cinnabar' applied to the unground natural mineral only.



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