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Meaning of cinnabar

cin•na•bar

Pronunciation: (sin'u-bär"), [key]
— n.
  1. a mineral, mercuric sulfide, HgS, occurring in red crystals or masses: the principal ore of mercury.
  2. red mercuric sulfide, used as a pigment.
  3. bright red; vermillion.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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