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English adjective: cinnabar

1. cinnabar of a vivid red to reddish-orange color


SynonymsChinese-red, vermilion, vermillion


Similarchromatic


Antonymsachromatic, neutral


English noun: cinnabar

1. cinnabar (substance) a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury


Broader (hypernym)mineral


Substance holonymatomic number 80, Hg, hydrargyrum, mercury, quicksilver

2. cinnabar (animal) large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort


SynonymsCallimorpha jacobeae, cinnabar moth


Broader (hypernym)arctiid, arctiid moth


Member meronymCallimorpha, genus Callimorpha









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