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 for Vermeil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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