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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.]


Vermilion; also, the color of vermilion, a bright, beautiful red.

[Poetic & R.]

In her cheeks the vermeil red did show Like roses in a bed of lilies shed. Spenser.


Silver gilt or gilt bronze.


A liquid composition applied to a gilded surface to give luster to the gold.



© Webster 1913.

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