vermeil

noun
ver·​meil

Definition of vermeil 

1 \ ˈvər-​məl , -​ˌmāl \ : vermilion

2 \ ver-​ˈmā , vər-​ \ : gilded silver

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vermeil adjective

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India created her own take on the alphabet by crafting delicate sterling silver vermeil pendant necklaces that spotlight the motifs. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "India Hicks’s Newest Jewelry Collection Was Inspired by Her Father," 4 Apr. 2017 The shiny gold vermeil gleams in a flattering, but not overly obnoxious way, where all that’s visible are two bright gold orbs on your ears. Indya Brown, The Cut, "These Cool Earrings Distract From Bad Hair Days," 13 Oct. 2017 In each piece, the block of uncut crystal is instilled with a form of an animal through the vermeil. Georgina Schaeffer, Town & Country, "The Eagle Had Landed," 23 Feb. 2014 Tiffany & Co. designed the 24-inch trophy featuring 30 flags representing each Major League Baseball team, latitude and longitude lines symbolizing the world, and 24-karat vermeil stitches representing those on a baseball. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Morning Spin: Pritzker robocalls call Republican budget plan 'a sham'," 27 June 2017 Atop apple-green silk linens were fuchsia and purple flowers -- hydrangeas, sweet peas, roses and orchids -- in Tiffany bamboo vermeil containers. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Play nice with flowers: Lessons on 'Floral Diplomacy' in the White House (photos)," 30 June 2017 India created her own take on the alphabet by crafting delicate sterling silver vermeil pendant necklaces that spotlight the motifs. Emily Selter, Town & Country, "India Hicks’s Newest Jewelry Collection Was Inspired by Her Father," 4 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of vermeil

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vermeil

borrowed from Middle French, from vermeil "bright red" — more at vermilion

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