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Red "Red", a. [Compar. (-d?r); superl. .] [OE. red, reed, AS. re['a]d, re['o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r["o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r['a]uds, W. rhudd, Armor. ruz, Ir. & Gael. ruadh, L. ruber, rufus, Gr. 'eryqro`s, Skr. rudhira, rohita; cf. L. rutilus. [root]113. Cf. , , , , , , .] Of the color of blood, or of a tint resembling that color; of the hue of that part of the rainbow, or of the solar spectrum, which is furthest from the violet part. ``Fresh flowers, white and reede.'' -Chaucer.
Your color, I warrant you, is as red as any rose. -Shak.
Note: Red is a general term, including many different shades or hues, as scarlet, crimson, vermilion, orange red, and the like.
Note: Red is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, red-breasted, red-cheeked, red-faced, red-haired, red-headed, red-skinned, red-tailed, red-topped, red-whiskered, red-coasted.
(Zo["o]l.), a beautiful butterfly () common in both Europe and America. The front wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva feeds on nettles. Called also , and .
. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very small ant () which often infests houses. (b) A larger reddish ant (), native of Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making species.
(Min.), kermesite. See (b), under .
(Bot.), an American tree (), smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber. -Cray.
. (Zo["o]l.) See (d) .
(Bot.), a tree () having the heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United States.
(Zo["o]l.), a bright red sponge (), common on oyster shells and stones. [Local, U.S.]
(Bot.), a species of birch () having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored wood. -Gray.
. (Med.) See .
, a book containing the names of all the persons in the service of the state. [Eng.]
, an ancient record in which are registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam in the time of Henry II. -Brande & C.
, an alloy containing eight parts of copper and three of zinc.
. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very small mite which in Florida attacks man, and produces great irritation by its bites. (b) A red hemipterous insect of the genus , especially the European species ({P. apterus}), which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree trunks. (c) See , under .
. (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree () having a fragrant red-colored heartwood. (b) A tree of India and Australia () having fragrant reddish wood; - called also in India.
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