Definition of vernicle in English:


Syllabification: ver·ni·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈvərnəkəl


  • another term for veronica ( sense 2).
    More example sentences
    • Only Julian actually mentions paintings, a crucifix, and a vernicle.
    • The Veil of St Veronica is one of the group of Christian images referred to as vernicles or archeiropoieta.
    • This thesis will examine the iconography of late-thirteenth - through fifteenth-century images of St. Veronica's veil, also known as vernicles.


Middle English: from Old French, alteration of vernique, from medieval Latin veronica.

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