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Cinnabar mineral (1)

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From Old French cinabre.

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cinnabar (countable and uncountable, plural cinnabars)

  1. A deep red mineral, mercuric sulfide, HgS; the principal ore of mercury; such ore used as the pigment vermilion.
  2. A bright red colour tinted with orange.
    cinnabar colour:  
  3. (countable) A species of moth, Tyria jacobaeae, having red patches on its predominantly black wings.
    • 2015, Norman Maclean, A Less Green and Pleasant Land, page 223:
      There are a few day-flying exceptions such as hummingbird hawk-moths, silver Ys, cinnabars, scarlet tigers and burnets but, in general, knowledge of moths lags behind that of butterflies.
  4. "Cinnabar Panacea"; the Elixir of Life.

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cinnabar (comparative more cinnabar, superlative most cinnabar)

  1. Of a bright red colour tinted with orange.

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Further readingEdit

  • Cinnabar” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • cinnabar”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.