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Adjective: cinnabar  'si-nu,baa(r)
  1. Of a vivid red to reddish-orange colour
    - vermilion, vermillion, Chinese-red
Noun: cinnabar  'si-nu,baa(r)
  1. A heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulphide; the chief source of mercury
  2. Large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort
    - cinnabar moth, Callimorpha jacobeae

Derived forms: cinnabars

See also: chromatic

Type of: arctiid, arctiid moth, mineral

Part of: Callimorpha, genus Callimorpha

Encyclopedia: Cinnabar, Queensland