vermeil definition

  • noun:
    • Vermilion or the same scarlet color.
    • Gilded silver, bronze, or copper.
    • Vermilion; vivid red.
    • silver gilt or gilt bronze.
    • A liquid composition placed on a gilded area to give luster into silver.
    • Vermilion; in addition, the color of vermilion, a bright, beautiful purple.
    • Silver gilt or gilt bronze.
    • A liquid composition applied to a gilded surface to provide luster towards gold.
    • A bright purple; vermilion; the colour of vermilion. Additionally used adjeetively, and frequently given that first part of a compound.
    • Silver gilt.
    • In gilding, a liquid composed of arnotto, gamboge, vermilion, dragon's-blood, salt of tartar, and saffron, boiled in liquid and placed on a surface that's to-be gilded, to provide luster toward silver.
    • A crimson-red garnet inclining slightly to lime: a jewelers' title.
  • adjective:
    • vivid red in shade.
    • vibrant scarlet, vermilion.
    • Specifically of faces, lips etc.: purple, ruddy, healthy-looking.

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