What does the word vermilion mean?

Usage examples for vermilion

  1. At this stage the plant is a very beautiful object with the crown of vermilion strips radiating outward from the base of the fruit body at the top of the stem, and the inner peridium resting in the center and terminated by the four to seven teeth with vermilion edges. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  2. With too much vermilion? – Petty Troubles of Married Life, Part First by Honore de Balzac
  3. Beyond Jerusalem a mountain was melting in excesses of vermilion, and the ravine that had been gray was assuming the tenderest green. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus