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cramoisy

[kram-oi-zee, -uh-zee] /ˈkræm ɔɪ zi, -ə zi/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
crimson cloth.
Also, cramoisie.
Origin
1375-1425
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

/ˈkræmɔɪzɪ; -əzɪ/
adjective
1.
of a crimson colour
noun
2.
crimson cloth
Word Origin
C15: from Old French cramoisi, from Arabic qirmizī red obtained from kermes; see crimson, kermes
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