Complete Definition of "vermeil"

English

Etymology
From F., vermilion, from LL. vermiculus, from L. vermiculus (a little worm), the coccus Indicus, from vermis (a worm)

Noun
vermeil

  1. poetic vermilion; also, the color of vermilion, a bright, beautiful red.
  2. silver gilt or gilt bronze
  3. A liquid composition applied to a gilded surface to give luster to the gold.

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