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Vermilion-coloured crab wandering around island, attracting news article (8)

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I believe the answer is:

cinnabar

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'vermilion' is the definition.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for cinnabar that I've seen before include "Red mineral", "Heavy red mineral containing mercury", "Bright red mineral containing mercury", "Mineral", "Red mercury sulphide" and "Brian can make vermilion pigment".)

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