cramoisie

cramoisy

[kram-oi-zee, -uh-zee] Archaic.
adjective
noun
2.
crimson cloth.
Also, cramoisie.


Origin:
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 or archaic cramoisie (ˈkræmɔɪzɪ, -əzɪ, ˈkræmɔɪzɪ, -əzɪ)
 
adj
1.  of a crimson colour
 
n
2.  crimson cloth
 
[C15: from Old French cramoisi, from Arabic qirmizī red obtained from kermes; see crimson, kermes]
 
cramoisie or archaic cramoisie
 
adj
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French cramoisi, from Arabic qirmizī red obtained from kermes; see crimson, kermes]

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