EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRIMSON
At the top was crimson, at the right hand blue, and at the left hand yellow.
"Yes," said George, and he nodded; but his face was red as crimson.
Nearby, in a hall with crimson hangings, there was music and dancing.
Before Hetty had finished her sentence, her face was crimson.
In a few moments this had changed to crimson; brow and cheeks were glowing with it.
There sat Apollo, dressed in crimson, on a throne which glittered with diamonds.
The crimson curtains were not yet drawn across the diamond-paned window.
He unbound his crimson silk cloth and whisked it about in the water to wash it.
The hangings were of crimson velvet, and the canopy of the richest purple.
The stranger with the crimson robe pursued, And slaughtered with axes and blades.
early 15c., "deep red color," from Old Spanish cremesin "of or belonging to the kermes" (the shield-louse insects from which a deep red dye was obtained), from Medieval Latin cremesinus (see kermes). For similar transfer of the dye word to generic use for "red," cf. Old Church Slavonic čruminu, Russian čermnyj "red," from the same source.