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vermeil

noun ver·meil

Definition of vermeil

  1. 1 \ˈvər-məl, -ˌmāl\ :  vermilion

  2. 2 \ver-ˈmā\ :  gilded silver

vermeil

adjective


Origin and Etymology of vermeil

Middle French, from vermeil, adjective — more at vermilion


First Known Use: 1530


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