crimson (

     adj 1: having any of numerous bright or strong colors reminiscent
            of the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or
            rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy, blood-red, carmine,
             cerise, cherry, cherry-red, ruby, ruby-red,
     2: characterized by violence or bloodshed; "writes of crimson
        deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke; "fann'd by
        Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray; "convulsed with red
        rage"- Hudson Strode [syn: red, violent]
     3: (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if
        with blood from emotion or exertion; "crimson with fury";
        "turned red from exertion"; "with puffy reddened eyes";
        "red-faced and violent"; "flushed (or crimson) with
        embarrassment" [syn: aflame(p), red, reddened, red-faced,
     n : a deep and vivid red [syn: ruby, deep red]
     v : turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed
         when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: blush,
          flush, redden]