Definition of vermeil in English:



often as modifier
  • 1Gilded silver or bronze.

    ‘a vermeil candelabrum’
    • ‘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’
    scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine red, wine-coloured, claret, claret red, claret-coloured, blood red



/ˈvərm(ə)l/ /ˈvərˌmāl/ /ˈvərˌmeɪl/ /vərˈmāl/ /vərˈmeɪl/


Late Middle English (in vermeil (sense 2)): from Old French (see vermilion).