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From Old Spanish vermejo (red), from Vulgar Latin *vermiclus, syncopated form of Latin vermiculus (little worm), from vermis (worm), ultimately in reference to Kermes vermilio, a type of scale insect used to make a crimson dye. Compare Portuguese vermelho. Compare also Proto-Slavic *čьrvenъ, which is a passive participle of *čьrviti (dye using červec), where červec is a kind of worm used as a red dye (compare cȓv (worm)).


bermejo (feminine singular bermeja, masculine plural bermejos, feminine plural bermejas)

  1. reddish, vermilion
  2. russet, auburn