cramoisy

or cram·oi·sie

[ kram-oi-zee, -uh-zee ]
/ ˈkræm ɔɪ zi, -ə zi /
Archaic.
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adjective

noun

crimson cloth.

Origin of cramoisy

1375–1425; < French cramoisi, earlier crameisi < Spanish carmesí < Arabic qirmizī, equivalent to qirmiz kermes + -ī- suffix of appurtenance; replacing late Middle English cremesye < Italian cremisi < Arabic, as above
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cramoisy

cramoisie

archaic

adjective

of a crimson colour

noun

crimson cloth

Word Origin for cramoisy

C15: from Old French cramoisi, from Arabic qirmizī red obtained from kermes; see crimson, kermes
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