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cramoisy

or cram·oi·sie

[ kram-oi-zee, -uh-zee ]
/ ˈkræm ɔɪ zi, -ə zi /
Archaic.
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adjective
noun
crimson cloth.
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Origin of cramoisy

First recorded in 1375–1425; Middle English, from Middle French cramoisi, earlier crameisi, from Spanish carmesí, from Arabic qirmizī, equivalent to qirmiz + a suffix indicating relationship or origin; replacing late Middle English cremesye, from Italian cremisino or Medieval Latin cremesīnus, from Arabic, as above; see origin at kermes; see also carmine, crimson
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British Dictionary definitions for cramoisy

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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