Vermeil

Adjective

  • (poetic, now rare) Specifically of faces, lips etc.: red, ruddy, healthy-looking.
  • (poetic, now rare) Bright scarlet, vermilion.

Noun

  • silver gilt or gilt bronze.
  • (poetic) Vermilion; bright red.
  • A liquid composition applied to a gilded surface to give luster to the gold.

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