Definition of vermeil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvəːmeɪl/


[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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