Pronounced: IHM-prest, noun
Notes: A useful word, but I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word before
The word cramoisy means, as an adjective, “of a crimson color”. As a noun, it is “crimson cloth”
This is an old word, going back to the early 1400s
Background / Comments
Our word had an interesting journey. It came into English from the French word cramoisi, which came from the Spanish word carmesi, which comes from the Arabic word qirmizi (of kermes [kermes is a red dye made from insects]).