Definition of vermeil in English:


Line breaks: ver|meil
Pronunciation: /ˈvəːmeɪl
, -mɪl/


[mass noun, often as modifier]
  • 1Gilded silver or bronze: a vermeil candelabrum
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    • The ‘Symbols of Freedom’ flag is made of cold-cast porcelain, and the eagle is made of Legends [R] bronze, fine pewter and 24 kt. gold vermeil.
    • Made from gold vermeil hardware, vintage plastic beads, and Swarovski crystal chain, they come in three varieties.
    • Those with a vermeil medal at national level could enter the international level.
  • 2 literary Vermilion: the vermeil flood mounted in her cheeks


late Middle English (in sense 2): from Old French (see vermilion).

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