Vermeil

Ver"meil

(?), n. [F., vermilion, fr. LL. vermiculus, fr. L. vermiculus a little worm, the coccus Indicus, from vermis a worm. See Worm, and cf. Vermicule.] 1. Vermilion; also, the color of vermilion, a bright, beautiful red. [Poetic & R.]
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In her cheeks the vermeill red did show
Like roses in a bed of lilies shed.
Spenser.
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2. Silver gilt or gilt bronze.
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3. A liquid composition applied to a gilded surface to give luster to the gold. Knight.
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