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alizarin red

  • noun any of various acid dyes; used for dyeing wool scarlet red
    alizarin crimson; alizarin carmine.
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alizarine red

  • noun a bright orange-red color produced in cotton cloth with alizarine dye
    alizarine red.
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american red elder

  • noun common North American shrub or small tree
    American red elder; Sambucus pubens; stinking elder.
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american red plum

  • noun wild plum trees of eastern and central North America having red-orange fruit with yellow flesh
    goose plum; Prunus americana; August plum.
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american red squirrel

  • noun of northern United States and Canada
    Tamiasciurus hudsonicus; American red squirrel; Sciurus hudsonicus; spruce squirrel.
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blackish-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with black
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blood-red

  • adjective satellite of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    reddish; scarlet; cherry; crimson; blood-red; cerise; cherry-red; carmine; ruby; red; ruddy.
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brick red

  • noun a bright reddish-brown color
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bright-red

  • adjective satellite of the red of fresh raspberries
    bright-red.
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bronze-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with bronze
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brownish-red

  • adjective satellite of dark brownish to purplish red
    maroon.
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canadian red pine

  • noun pine of eastern North America having long needles in bunches of two and reddish bark
    Canadian red pine; Pinus resinosa.
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capital of red china

  • noun capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
    Beijing; Peking; Peiping.
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Cardinal red

  • color like that of a cardinal's cassock, hat, etc.; a bright red, darket than scarlet, and between scarlet and crimson.
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Carmine red

  • (Chem.), a coloring matter obtained from carmine as a purple-red substance, and probably allied to the phthaleïns.
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cherry red

  • noun a red the color of ripe cherries
    cherry; cerise.
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cherry-red

  • adjective satellite of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    reddish; scarlet; cherry; crimson; blood-red; cerise; cherry-red; carmine; ruby; red; ruddy.
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chinese-red

  • adjective satellite of a vivid red to reddish-orange color
    cinnabar; vermilion; vermillion.
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Chrome red

  • noun a red pigment used in paints; basic lead chromate
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  • a beautiful red pigment originally prepared from the basic chromate of lead, but now made from red oxide of lead.
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cinnamon-red

  • adjective satellite red tinged with cinnamon
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congo red

  • noun a red-brown azo dye especially as a chemical pH indicator (congo red is red in basic and blue in acidic solutions)
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coral-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with coral
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dark red

  • noun a red color that reflects little light
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deep red

  • noun a deep and vivid red color
    crimson; ruby.
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eastern red cedar

  • noun small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
    red cedar; eastern red cedar; Juniperus virginiana.
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eastern red-backed salamander

  • noun common salamander of eastern North America
    Plethodon cinereus.
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English red

  • a pigment prepared by the Dutch, similar to Indian red.
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european red elder

  • noun Eurasian shrub
    Sambucus racemosa; European red elder.
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forest red gum

  • noun tall tree of Queensland and New South Wales and Victoria
    Eucalypt tereticornis.
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French red

  • rouge.
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giant red paintbrush

  • noun wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson or scarlet flowers
    Castilleja miniata.
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high-red

High"-red` adjective
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  1. Of a strong red color.
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Hypericum red

  • a red resinous dyestuff extracted from Hypericum.
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Indian red

  • noun a red pigment composed in part from ferric oxide which is often used in paints and cosmetics
  • noun a red soil containing ferric oxide; often used as a pigment
  • noun a reddish-brown color resembling the red soil used as body paint by American Indians
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  • . (a) A purplish red earth or pigment composed of a silicate of iron and alumina, with magnesia. It comes from the Persian Gulf. Called also Persian red. (b) See Almagra.
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Indigo red

  • a dyestuff, isomeric with indigo blue, obtained from crude indigo as a dark brown amorphous powder.
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japanese red army

  • noun a terrorist group organized in 1970 to overthrow the Japanese government and monarchy and to foment world revolution; is said to have close ties with Palestinian terrorists
    Anti-Imperialist International Brigade; JRA.
    • in 1972 the Japanese Red Army was responsible for a massacre at an airport in Israel
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japanese red pine

  • noun pine native to Japan and Korea having a wide-spreading irregular crown when mature; grown as an ornamental
    Pinus densiflora; Japanese table pine.
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little red riding hood

  • noun a girl in a fairy tale who meets a wolf while going to visit her grandmother
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mahogany-red

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with red
    reddish-brown; mahogany-red.
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Naphthalene red

  • (Chem.), a dyestuff obtained from certain diazo derivatives of naphthylamine, and called also magdala red.
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northern red oak

  • noun large symmetrical deciduous tree with rounded crown widely distributed in eastern North America; has large leaves with triangular spiny tipped lobes and coarse-grained wood less durable than that of white oaks
    Quercus borealis; Quercus rubra.
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Old red sandstone

  • (Geol.), a series of red sandstone rocks situated below the rocks of the Carboniferous age and comprising various strata of siliceous sandstones and conglomerates. See Sandstone, and the Chart of Geology.
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orange red

  • noun a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
    scarlet; vermilion.
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orange-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with orange
    orange-red.
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orangish-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with orange
    orange-red.
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oxblood red

  • noun a dark brownish-red color
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Persian red

  • . See Indian red (a), under Indian.
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Picture red

  • a rod of metal tube fixed to the walls of a room, from which pictures are hung.
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pink-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with pink
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purple-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with purple
    purple-red.
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purplish red

  • noun a red with a tinge of purple
    purplish red.
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purplish-red

  • noun a red with a tinge of purple
    purplish red.
  • adjective satellite of red tinged with purple
    purple-red.
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raspberry-red

  • adjective satellite of the red of fresh raspberries
    bright-red.
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Red admiral

  • noun of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings
    Vanessa atalanta.
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  • (Zoöl.), a beautiful butterfly (Vanessa Atalanta) common in both Europe and America. The front wings are crossed by a broad orange red band. The larva feeds on nettles. Called also Atlanta butterfly, and nettle butterfly.
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red alder

  • noun large tree of Pacific coast of North America having hard red wood much used for furniture
    Oregon alder; Alnus rubra.
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red alert

  • noun the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
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red algae

  • noun marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
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red amaranth

  • noun tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal
    gentleman's-cane; prince's-plume; Amaranthus cruentus; prince's-feather; Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus; Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys; purple amaranth.
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red angel's trumpet

  • noun arborescent South American shrub having very large orange-red flowers
    Brugmansia sanguinea; Datura sanguinea.
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Red ant

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) A very small ant (Myrmica molesta) which often infests houses . (b) A larger reddish ant (Formica sanquinea), native of Europe and America. It is one of the slave-making species.
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Red antimony

  • (Min.), kermesite. See Kermes mineral (b), under Kermes.
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red army faction

  • noun a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
    RAF.
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Red ash

  • noun smallish American tree with velvety branchlets and lower leaf surfaces
    downy ash; Fraxinus pennsylvanica.
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  • (Bot.), an American tree (Fraxinus pubescens), smaller than the white ash, and less valuable for timber. Cray.
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red baneberry

  • noun North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries
    red baneberry; snakeberry; redberry; Actaea rubra.
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Red bass

  • . (Zoöl.) See Redfish (d).
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red bat

  • noun North American bat of a brick or rusty red color with hairs tipped with white
    Lasiurus borealis.
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Red bay

  • noun small tree of southern United States having dark red heartwood
    laurel-tree; Persea borbonia.
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  • (Bot.), a tree (Persea Caroliniensis) having the heartwood red, found in swamps in the Southern United States.
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red bearberry

  • noun evergreen mat-forming shrub of North America and northern Eurasia having small white flowers and red berries; leaves turn red in autumn
    sand berry; mountain box; creashak; common bearberry; wild cranberry; mealberry; bear's grape; sandberry; hog cranberry; Arctostaphylos uva-ursi.
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Red beard

  • (Zoöl.), a bright red sponge (Microciona prolifera), common on oyster shells and stones. Local, U.S.
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red beech

  • noun North American forest tree with light green leaves and edible nuts
    white beech; Fagus grandifolia; Fagus americana; American beech.
  • noun large tree of Australasia
    silky elm; booyong; brown oak; Terrietia trifoliolata; stave wood; crow's foot; Heritiera trifoliolata.
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Red birch

  • noun birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark
    river birch; black birch; Betula nigra.
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  • (Bot.), a species of birch (Betula nigra) having reddish brown bark, and compact, light-colored wood. Gray.
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red bird's eye

  • noun biennial European catchfly having red or pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
    Lychnis dioica; red bird's eye; Silene dioica.
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Red blindness

  • . (Med.) See Daltonism.
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red blood cell

  • noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
    RBC; erythrocyte.
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red bone marrow

  • noun bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells
    red bone marrow.
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Red book

  • a book containing the names of all the persons in the service of the state. Eng.
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Red book of the Exchequer

  • an ancient record in which are registered the names of all that held lands per baroniam in the time of Henry II. Brande & C.
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red bordeaux

  • noun dry red Bordeaux or Bordeaux-like wine
    claret.
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Red brass

  • noun brass with enough copper to give it a reddish tint; used for plumbing pipe and other brass hardware and in cheap jewelry
    guinea gold.
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  • an alloy containing eight parts of copper and three of zinc.
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red brigades

  • noun a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s; wants to separate Italy from NATO and advocates violence in the service of class warfare and revolution; mostly inactive since 1989
    Brigate Rosse; BR.
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red bryony

  • noun bryony having fleshy roots pale green flowers and very small red berries; Europe; North Africa; western Asia
    Bryonia dioica; wild hop.
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red buckeye

  • noun a shrub buckeye of southern United States
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Red bug

  • . (Zoöl.) (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 Pyrrhocoris, especially the European species (P. apterus), which is bright scarlet and lives in clusters on tree trunks. (c) See Cotton stainder, under Cotton.
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red cabbage

  • noun cabbage plant with a compact head of reddish purple leaves
  • noun compact head of purplish-red leaves
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red campion

  • noun biennial European catchfly having red or pink flowers; sometimes placed in genus Lychnis
    Lychnis dioica; red bird's eye; Silene dioica.
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red carpet

  • noun a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
  • adjective satellite special treatment or hospitality
    red carpet.
    • the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment
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Red cedar

  • noun large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States
    red cedar; canoe cedar; Thuja plicata.
  • noun small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
    red cedar; eastern red cedar; Juniperus virginiana.
  • noun tall tree of the Pacific coast of North America having foliage like cypress and cinnamon-red bark
    incense cedar; Libocedrus decurrens; Calocedrus decurrens.
  • noun fragrant reddish wood of any of various red cedar trees
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  • . (Bot.) An evergreen North American tree (Juniperus Virginiana) having a fragrant red-colored heartwood. (b) A tree of India and Australia (Cedrela Toona) having fragrant reddish wood; called also toon tree in India.
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red cent

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; hoot; damn; darn; shucks; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks
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Red chalk

  • . See under Chalk.
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red china

  • noun a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    Cathay; PRC; Communist China; mainland China; China; People's Republic of China.
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red clay

  • noun clay whose redness results from iron oxide
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red clintonia

  • noun plant with nearly leafless stalk topped by a cluster of red or reddish lavender flowers; California to Oregon
    Clintonia andrewsiana; Andrew's clintonia.
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red cloud

  • noun leader of the Oglala who resisted the development of a trail through Wyoming and Montana by the United States government (1822-1909)
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red clover

  • noun erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover
    Trifolium pratense; purple clover.
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red cole

  • noun coarse Eurasian plant cultivated for its thick white pungent root
    Armoracia rusticana; horseradish; horse radish.
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Red copper

  • (Min.), red oxide of copper; cuprite.
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Red coral

  • noun the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
    coral; precious coral.
  • noun corals of especially the Mediterranean having pink or red color used for ornaments and jewelry
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  • (Zoöl.), the precious coral (Corallium rubrum). See Illusts. of Coral and Gorgonlacea.
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Red cross

  • noun an international organization that cares for the sick or wounded or homeless in wartime
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  • . The cross of St. George, the national emblem of the English. (b) The Geneva cross. See Geneva convention, and Geneva cross, under Geneva.
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Red currant

  • noun cultivated European current bearing small edible red berries
    Ribes rubrum; garden current.
  • noun small red berries used primarily in jams and jellies
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  • . (Bot.) See Currant.
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red cypress pine

  • noun Australian tree with small flattened scales as leaves and numerous dark brown seed; valued for its timber and resin
    Callitris endlicheri; Callitris calcarata; black cypress pine.
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red dagga

  • noun relatively nontoxic South African herb smoked like tobacco
    Leonotis leonurus; dagga; wilde dagga; Cape dagga.
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Red deer

  • noun common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
    elk; Cervus elaphus; American elk; wapiti.
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  • . (Zoöl.) (a) The common stag (Cervus elaphus), native of the forests of the temperate parts of Europe and Asia. It is very similar to the American elk, or wapiti. (b) The Virginia deer. See Deer.
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red delicious

  • noun a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide
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red devil

  • noun barbiturate that is a white odorless slightly bitter powder (trade name Seconal) used as a sodium salt for sedation and to treat convulsions
    Seconal; secobarbital; secobarbital sodium.
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red dogwood

  • noun European deciduous shrub turning red in autumn having dull white flowers
    common European dogwood; pedwood; blood-twig; Cornus sanguinea.
  • noun common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
    Cornus stolonifera; American dogwood; redbrush; red dogwood; red osier.
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red drum

  • noun large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
    channel bass; redfish; Sciaenops ocellatus.
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Red duck

  • (Zoöl.), a European reddish brown duck (Fuligula nyroca); called also ferruginous duck.
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red dwarf

  • noun a small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter
    red dwarf.
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red dwarf star

  • noun a small, old, relatively cool star; approximately 100 times the mass of Jupiter
    red dwarf.
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Red ebony

  • . (Bot.) See Grenadillo.
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red eft

  • noun red terrestrial form of a common North American newt
    Notophthalmus viridescens.
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red elm

  • noun autumn-flowering elm of southeastern United States
    September elm; Ulmus serotina.
  • noun North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood
    slippery elm; Ulmus rubra.
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Red empress

  • (Zoöl.), a butterfly. See Tortoise shell.
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red false mallow

  • noun false mallow of western United States having racemose red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Malvastrum
    prairie mallow; Sphaeralcea coccinea; Malvastrum coccineum.
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Red fir

  • (Bot.), a coniferous tree (Pseudotsuga Douglasii) found from British Columbia to Texas, and highly valued for its durable timber. The name is sometimes given to other coniferous trees, as the Norway spruce and the American Abies magnifica and A. nobilis.
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Red fire

  • noun combustible material (usually salts of lithium or strontium) that burns bright red; used in flares and fireworks
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  • . (Pyrotech.) See Blue fire, under Fire.
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Red flag

  • noun a flag that serves as a warning signal
    • we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up
  • noun the emblem of socialist revolution
  • noun something that irritates or demands immediate action
    • doing that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull
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  • . See under Flag.
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Red fox

  • noun weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
    Celosia argentea.
  • noun New World fox; often considered the same species as the Old World fox
    Vulpes fulva.
  • noun the common Old World fox; having reddish-brown fur; commonly considered a single circumpolar species
    Vulpes vulpes.
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  • (Zoöl.), the common American fox (Vulpes fulvus), which is usually reddish in color.
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red giant

  • noun a large, old, luminous star; has a relatively low surface temperature and a diameter large relative to the sun
    red giant.
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red giant star

  • noun a large, old, luminous star; has a relatively low surface temperature and a diameter large relative to the sun
    red giant.
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red ginger

  • noun an ornamental ginger native to Pacific islands
    Alpinia purpurata.
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red goatfish

  • noun body bright scarlet with 2 yellow to reddish strips on side
    Mullus auratus.
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red goosefoot

  • noun common Eurasian weed; naturalized in United States
    Chenopodium rubrum; French spinach.
  • noun herb considered fatal to swine
    Chenopodium hybridum; sowbane.
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red gram

  • noun tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics
    dahl; dhal; Cajanus cajan; pigeon-pea plant; cajan pea; catjang pea; pigeon pea.
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Red grouse

  • noun reddish-brown grouse of upland moors of Great Britain
    moorgame; moorfowl; moor-bird; Lagopus scoticus; moorbird.
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  • (Zoöl.), the Scotch grouse, or ptarmigan. See under Ptarmigan.
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red guard

  • noun a radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles
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red gum

  • noun reddish-brown dried gummy exudation from any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus especially Eucalyptus camaldulensis
    eucalyptus kino; eucalyptus gum.
  • noun very large red gum tree
    Eucalyptus calophylla; marri.
  • noun red gum tree of Tasmania
    Eucalyptus amygdalina; peppermint gum; peppermint.
  • noun reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
    hazelwood; sweet gum; satin walnut.
  • noun a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
    sweet gum; Liquidambar styraciflua; American sweet gum; sweet gum tree; bilsted.
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Red gum, ∨ Red gum-tree

  • (Bot.), a name given to eight Australian species of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus amygdalina, resinifera, etc.) which yield a reddish gum resin. See Eucalyptus.
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Red hand

  • (Her.), a left hand appaumé, fingers erect, borne on an escutcheon, being the mark of a baronet of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; called also Badge of Ulster.
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red hand defenders

  • noun a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
    RHD.
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red haw

  • noun American red-fruited hawthorn with dense corymbs of pink-red flowers
    Crataegus pedicellata; Crataegus coccinea.
  • noun American red-fruited hawthorn with stems and leaves densely covered with short woolly hairs
    Crataegus mollis; downy haw; Crataegus coccinea mollis.
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red heat

  • noun the heat or the color of fire
    fieriness.
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red helleborine

  • noun orchid of Mediterranean and Asia having a lax spike of bright rose-pink flowers
    Cephalanthera rubra.
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Red herring

  • noun any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  • noun a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
    smoked herring.
  • noun a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus
    preliminary prospectus.
    • because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring
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  • the common herring dried and smoked. Fig. something that merely distracts attention from the basic issue; esp. something irrelevant to the issue at hand, or something which is not true or does not exist.
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Red horse

  • . (Zoöl.) (a) Any large American red fresh-water sucker, especially Moxostoma macrolepidotum and allied species . (b) See the Note under Drumfish.
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red hot

  • noun a frankfurter served hot on a bun
    hot dog; hotdog.
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red indian

  • noun a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
    American Indian; Indian.
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red ink

  • noun the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
    loss; red.
    • the company operated at a loss last year
    • the company operated in the red last year
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red jungle fowl

  • noun a jungle fowl of southeastern Asia that is considered ancestral to the domestic fowl
    Gallus gallus.
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red juniper

  • noun small juniper found east of Rocky Mountains having a conic crown, brown bark that peels in shreds, and small sharp needles
    red cedar; eastern red cedar; Juniperus virginiana.
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red kauri

  • noun New Zealand tree with glossy leaves and scaly reddish-brown bark
    Agathis lanceolata.
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red lauan

  • noun hard heavy red wood of the red lauan tree; often sold as Philippine mahogany
  • noun valuable Philippine timber tree
    red lauan; Shorea teysmanniana.
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red lauan tree

  • noun valuable Philippine timber tree
    red lauan; Shorea teysmanniana.
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red laver

  • noun edible red seaweeds
    laver.
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Red lead

  • noun a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics
    minium.
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  • . (Chem) See under Lead, and Minium.
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red light

  • noun a cautionary sign of danger
    warning light.
  • noun the signal to stop
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red line

  • noun a line that is colored red and that bisects an ice hockey rink
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Red liquor

  • (Dyeing), a solution consisting essentially of aluminium acetate, used as a mordant in the fixation of dyestuffs on vegetable fiber; so called because used originally for red dyestuffs. Called also red mordant.
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Red maggot

  • (Zoöl.), the larva of the wheat midge.
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red maids

  • noun succulent carpet-forming plant having small brilliant reddish-pink flowers; southwestern United States
    Calandrinia ciliata; redmaids.
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Red man

  • noun (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
    Redskin; Injun.
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  • one of the American Indians; so called from his color.
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Red manganese

  • . (Min.) Same as Rhodochrosite.
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Red maple

  • noun maple of eastern and central America; five-lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn
    Acer rubrum; scarlet maple; swamp maple.
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  • (Bot.), a species of maple (Acer rubrum). See Maple.
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red marrow

  • noun bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells
    red bone marrow.
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red meat

  • noun meat that is dark in color before cooking (as beef, venison, lamb, mutton)
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Red mite

  • . (Zoöl.) See Red spider, below.
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red morning-glory

  • noun annual herb having scarlet flowers; the eastern United States
    Ipomoea coccinea; star ipomoea.
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Red mulberry

  • noun North American mulberry having dark purple edible fruit
    Morus rubra.
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  • (Bot.), an American mulberry of a dark purple color (Morus rubra).
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Red mullet

  • noun brightly colored tropical fishes with chin barbels
    Mullus surmuletus; surmullet; goatfish.
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  • (Zoöl.), the surmullet. See Mullet.
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red notice

  • noun an Interpol notice describing a wanted person and asking that he or she be arrested with a view to extradition; a wanted notice that is issued by Interpol at the request of an Interpol member country and distributed to all member countries
    International Wanted Notice.
    • an Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today
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red oak

  • noun any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or bristles
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Red ocher

  • (Min.), a soft earthy variety of hematite, of a reddish color.
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red onion

  • noun flat mild onion having purplish tunics; used as garnish on hamburgers and salads
    purple onion.
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red osier

  • noun common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
    Cornus stolonifera; American dogwood; redbrush; red dogwood; red osier.
  • noun Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin
    purple willow; purple osier; Salix purpurea; red osier; basket willow.
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red osier dogwood

  • noun common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers
    Cornus stolonifera; American dogwood; redbrush; red dogwood; red osier.
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red panda

  • noun reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
    Ailurus fulgens; bear cat; lesser panda; panda; cat bear.
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red pepper

  • noun ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum
    cayenne pepper; cayenne.
  • noun very hot red peppers; usually long and thin; some very small
    tabasco.
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Red perch

  • (Zoöl.), the rosefish.
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red periwinkle

  • noun commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
    cayenne jasmine; rose periwinkle; old maid; Madagascar periwinkle; periwinkle; Cape periwinkle; Catharanthus roseus; Vinca rosea.
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red phalarope

  • noun phalarope of northern oceans and lakes
    Phalaropus fulicarius.
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Red phosphorus

  • . (Chem.) See under Phosphorus.
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red pimpernel

  • noun herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather
    Anagallis arvensis; scarlet pimpernel; poor man's weatherglass.
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Red pine

  • noun tall New Zealand timber tree
    rimu; Dacrydium cupressinum; imou pine.
  • noun pine of eastern North America having long needles in bunches of two and reddish bark
    Canadian red pine; Pinus resinosa.
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  • (Bot.), an American species of pine (Pinus resinosa); so named from its reddish bark.
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red planet

  • noun a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye; minerals rich in iron cover its surface and are responsible for its characteristic color
    Mars.
    • Mars has two satellites
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red poll

  • noun hornless short-haired breed of beef and dairy cattle
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red porgy

  • noun food fish of the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and America
    Pagrus pagrus.
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Red precipitate

  • . See under Precipitate.
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red raspberry

  • noun any of several raspberries bearing red fruit
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red rat snake

  • noun large harmless snake of southeastern United States; often on farms
    Elaphe guttata; corn snake.
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red region

  • noun a place of eternal fire envisaged as punishment for the damned
    hellfire.
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Red Republican

  • (European Politics), originally, one who maintained extreme republican doctrines in France, because a red liberty cap was the badge of the party; an extreme radical in social reform. Cant
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Red ribbon

  • the ribbon of the Order of the Bath in England.
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red river

  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red.
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red rockfish

  • noun red flesh of large food fish of Pacific coast
  • noun a large fish of the Pacific coast of North America
    Sebastodes ruberrimus.
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red salmon

  • noun fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
    sockeye; sockeye salmon.
  • noun small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning
    sockeye; blueback salmon; sockeye salmon; Oncorhynchus nerka.
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red sandalwood

  • noun hard durable wood of red sandalwood trees (Pterocarpus santalinus); prized for cabinetwork
    ruby wood.
  • noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
    red sandalwood; red sanders; red sanderswood; Pterocarpus santalinus.
  • noun East Indian tree with racemes of yellow-white flowers; cultivated as an ornamental
    coralwood; Adenanthera pavonina; Barbados pride; coral-wood; peacock flower fence.
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Red sanders

  • noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
    red sandalwood; red sanders; red sanderswood; Pterocarpus santalinus.
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  • . (Bot.) See Sanders.
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red sanderswood

  • noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
    red sandalwood; red sanders; red sanderswood; Pterocarpus santalinus.
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Red sandstone

  • . (Geol.) See under Sandstone.
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red saunders

  • noun tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
    red sandalwood; red sanders; red sanderswood; Pterocarpus santalinus.
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Red scale

  • (Zoöl.), a scale insect (Aspidiotus aurantii) very injurious to the orange tree in California and Australia.
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red scare

  • noun a period of general fear of communists
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red sea

  • noun a long arm of the Indian Ocean between northeast Africa and Arabia; linked to the Mediterranean at the north end by the Suez Canal
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red setter

  • noun an Irish breed with a chestnut-brown or mahogany-red coat
    Irish setter.
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red shift

  • noun (astronomy) a shift in the spectra of very distant galaxies toward longer wavelengths (toward the red end of the spectrum); generally interpreted as evidence that the universe is expanding
    redshift.
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red shrubby penstemon

  • noun low branching dark green shrub with bunches of brick-red flowers at ends of branches; coastal ranges and foothills of northern California
    redwood penstemon.
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red silk cotton

  • noun a plant fiber from the red silk-cotton tree of eastern India; inferior to kapok
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red silk-cotton tree

  • noun East Indian silk cotton tree yielding fibers inferior to kapok
    Bombax malabarica; simal; Bombax ceiba.
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Red silver

  • (Min.), an ore of silver, of a ruby-red or reddish black color. It includes proustite, or light red silver, and pyrargyrite, or dark red silver.
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red silver fir

  • noun medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
    white fir; Abies amabilis; amabilis fir; Pacific silver fir; Christmas tree.
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red siskin

  • noun South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail
    Carduelis cucullata.
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Red snapper

  • noun highly esteemed reddish lean flesh of snapper from Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico
  • noun an esteemed food fish with pinkish red head and body; common in the Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico
    Lutjanus blackfordi.
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  • (Zoöl.), a large fish (Lutlanus aya ∨ Blackfordii) abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and about the Florida reefs.
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Red snow

  • snow colored by a mocroscopic unicellular alga (Protococcus nivalis) which produces large patches of scarlet on the snows of arctic or mountainous regions.
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Red softening

  • (Med.) a form of cerebral softening in which the affected parts are red, a condition due either to infarction or inflammation.
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red sorrel

  • noun East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber
    sorrel; roselle; rozelle; Jamaica sorrel; Hibiscus sabdariffa.
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Red spider

  • noun small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest
    red spider; Panonychus ulmi.
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  • (Zoöl.), a very small web-spinning mite (Tetranychus telarius) which infests, and often destroys, plants of various kinds, especially those cultivated in houses and conservatories. It feeds mostly on the under side of the leaves, and causes them to turn yellow and die. The adult insects are usually pale red. Called also red mite.
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red spider mite

  • noun small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest
    red spider; Panonychus ulmi.
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red sprites

  • noun atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)
    sprites.
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red spruce

  • noun medium-sized spruce of eastern North America; chief lumber spruce of the area; source of pulpwood
    yellow spruce; Picea rubens; eastern spruce.
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Red squirrel

  • noun of northern United States and Canada
    Tamiasciurus hudsonicus; American red squirrel; Sciurus hudsonicus; spruce squirrel.
  • noun common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asia
    cat squirrel; Sciurus vulgaris.
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  • (Zoöl.), the chickaree.
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red sun

  • noun a small but violent terrorist organization formed in Ecuador in the early 1990s; responsible for bombing several government buildings
    Puka Inti; Sol Rojo.
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red tai

  • noun a branch of the Tai languages
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Red tape

  • noun needlessly time-consuming procedure
    bureaucratic procedure.
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  • the tape used in public offices for tying up documents, etc.; hence, official formality and delay. excessive bureaucratic paperwork
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red tide

  • noun seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin
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red trillium

  • noun trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor
    sessile trillium; toadshade; Trillium sessile.
  • noun trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth
    purple trillium; birthroot; Trillium erectum.
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Red underwing

  • noun moth having dull forewings and red-marked hind wings
    Catocala nupta.
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  • (Zoöl.), any species of noctuid moths belonging to Catacola and allied genera. The numerous species are mostly large and handsomely colored. The under wings are commonly banded with bright red or orange.
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red valerian

  • noun European herb with small fragrant crimson or white spurred flowers
    French honeysuckle; Centranthus ruber.
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Red water

  • noun a disease of cattle; characterized by hematuria
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  • a disease in cattle, so called from an appearance like blood in the urine.
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red willow

  • noun Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin
    purple willow; purple osier; Salix purpurea; red osier; basket willow.
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red wine

  • noun wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
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red wolf

  • noun reddish-grey wolf of southwestern North America
    Canis rufus; maned wolf; Canis niger.
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red worm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; nightcrawler; crawler.
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red-backed lemming

  • noun Old World lemming
    grey lemming; gray lemming.
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red-backed mouse

  • noun any of several voles of mountainous regions of Eurasia and America
    redback vole.
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red-backed sandpiper

  • noun small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
    dunlin; Erolia alpina.
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red-bellied snake

  • noun harmless woodland snake of southeastern United States
    Storeria occipitamaculata.
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red-bellied terrapin

  • noun freshwater turtle of Chesapeake Bay tributaries having red markings on the lower shell
    Pseudemys rubriventris; red-bellied terrapin; redbelly.
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red-bellied turtle

  • noun freshwater turtle of Chesapeake Bay tributaries having red markings on the lower shell
    Pseudemys rubriventris; red-bellied terrapin; redbelly.
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red-berried elder

  • noun Eurasian shrub
    Sambucus racemosa; European red elder.
  • noun common North American shrub or small tree
    American red elder; Sambucus pubens; stinking elder.
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red-berry

  • noun small spiny evergreen shrub of western United States and Mexico with minute flowers and bright red berries
    Rhamnus croceus; redberry.
  • noun North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries
    red baneberry; snakeberry; redberry; Actaea rubra.
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red-blind

  • adjective satellite inability to see the color red or to distinguish red and bluish-green
    protanopic.
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red-blindness

  • noun dichromacy characterized by lowered sensitivity to long wavelengths of light resulting in an inability to distinguish red and purplish blue
    protanopia.
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red-blooded

  • adjective satellite endowed with or exhibiting great bodily or mental health
    lusty; hearty; full-blooded.
    • a hearty glow of health
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red-breasted merganser

  • noun widely distributed merganser of America and Europe
    Mergus serrator.
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red-breasted nuthatch

  • noun bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breast; of northern coniferous forests
    Sitta canadensis.
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red-breasted sapsucker

  • noun western North American sapsucker
    Sphyrapicus varius ruber.
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red-breasted snipe

  • noun a dowitcher with a red breast
    Limnodromus scolopaceus.
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red-brick

  • adjective satellite of or relating to British universities founded in the late 19th century or the 20th century
    redbrick.
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red-brown

  • adjective satellite of brown tinged with red
    reddish-brown; mahogany-red.
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red-carpet

  • adjective satellite special treatment or hospitality
    red carpet.
    • the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment
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red-coated

  • adjective satellite used of British soldiers during the American Revolutionary War because of their red coats
    lobster-backed.
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red-eye

  • verb travel on an overnight flight
    • The candidate red-eyed from California to the East Coast the night before the election to give a last stump speech
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red-eyed vireo

  • noun of northern North America having red irises and an olive-grey body with white underparts
    Vireo olivaceous.
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red-faced

  • adjective satellite (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    crimson; flushed; reddened; red.
    • crimson with fury
    • turned red from exertion
    • with puffy reddened eyes
    • red-faced and violent
    • flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment
  • adjective satellite having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
    blushing; blushful.
    • the blushing boy was brought before the Principal
    • her blushful beau
    • was red-faced with anger
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red-flowered

  • adjective satellite having red flowers
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red-flowered silky oak

  • noun tall shrub with cylindrical racemes of red flowers and pinnatifid leaves silky and grey beneath; eastern Australia
    Grevillea banksii.
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red-fruited

  • adjective satellite bearing red fruit
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red-gray

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with red
    reddish-grey; reddish-gray; red-gray.
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red-green color blindness

  • noun confusion of red and green
    red-green color blindness; red-green colour blindness.
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red-green colour blindness

  • noun confusion of red and green
    red-green color blindness; red-green colour blindness.
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red-green dichromacy

  • noun confusion of red and green
    red-green color blindness; red-green colour blindness.
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red-grey

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with red
    reddish-grey; reddish-gray; red-gray.
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red-gum

Red"-gum` noun
Etymology
OE. reed gounde; AS. reád red + gund matter, pus.
Definitions
  1. (Med.) An eruption of red pimples upon the face, neck, and arms, in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus. Good.
  2. A name of rust on grain. See Rust.
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red-hand rdhnd

Red"-hand`, Red"-hand`ed adjectiveadverb (Also<
  • Red-hand rdhnd
  • Red-handed
)
Definitions
  1. Having hands red with blood; in the very act, as if with red or bloody hands; -- said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed. usu. caught red-handed
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red-handed

  • adjective satellite in the act of committing a crime or other reprehensible act
    • caught red-handed
  • adverb doing something reprehensible or showing clear evidence of having done something reprehensible
    • he was caught red-handed
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Red"-hand`, Red"-hand`ed adjectiveadverb (Also<
  • Red-hand rdhnd
  • Red-handed
)
Definitions
  1. Having hands red with blood; in the very act, as if with red or bloody hands; -- said of a person taken in the act of homicide; hence, fresh from the commission of crime; as, he was taken red-hand or red-handed. usu. caught red-handed
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red-header

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; carrottop.
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red-hot

  • adjective satellite having strong sexual appeal
    toothsome; luscious; juicy; voluptuous.
    • juicy barmaids
    • a red-hot mama
    • a voluptuous woman
    • a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
  • adjective satellite newest or most recent
    hot.
    • news hot off the press
    • red-hot information
  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion or interest or excitement
    sizzling.
    • a red-hot speech
    • sizzling political issues
  • adjective satellite glowing red with heat
  • adjective satellite very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
    hot; blistering.
    • a hot sports car
    • a blistering pace
    • got off to a hot start
    • in hot pursuit
    • a red-hot line drive
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Red"-hot` adjective
Definitions
  1. Red with heat; heated to redness; as, red-hot iron; red-hot balls. Hence, figuratively, excited; violent; as, a red-hot radical. Shak.
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red-hot poker

  • noun widely cultivated hybrid poker plant
    Kniphofia praecox.
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red-ink

  • verb mark with red ink
    • red-ink the area that is restricted
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red-lavender

  • adjective satellite of something having a lavender color tinged with red
    reddish-lavender.
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Red-lead ore

  • . (Min.) Same as Crocoite.
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red-lead putty

  • noun a cement resembling putty; made by mixing white and red lead in boiled linseed oil; used as luting on pipe fittings
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red-legged partridge

  • noun common western European partridge with red legs
    Alectoris ruffa.
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red-letter

  • adjective satellite memorable for being a special occasion
    • on red-letter nights a large gathering greeted the celebrity
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Red"-let`ter adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to a red letter; marked by red letters.
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red-letter day

  • noun a memorably happy or noteworthy day (from the custom of marking holy days in red on church calendars)
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red-light district

  • noun a district with many brothels
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red-necked grebe

  • noun large stocky grebe of circumpolar regions having a dark neck
    Podiceps grisegena.
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red-orange

  • adjective satellite of orange tinged with red
    flame-orange; reddish-orange.
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red-purple

  • adjective satellite of purple tinged with red
    reddisn-purple.
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red-riband

Red"-rib`and noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The European red band fish, or fireflame. See Rend fish.
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red-rimmed

  • adjective satellite rimmed with red
    • your red-rimmed eyes reveal that you have been crying
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red-shafted flicker

  • noun western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tail
    Colaptes caper collaris.
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red-short

Red"-short` adjective
Definitions
  1. (Metal.) Hot-short; brittle when red-hot; -- said of certain kinds of iron. -- Red"-short`ness, n.
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red-shouldered hawk

  • noun North American hawk with reddish brown shoulders
    Buteo lineatus.
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red-skinned onion

  • noun onion with white to deep red tunic; California
    Allium haematochiton.
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red-spotted purple

  • noun similar to the banded purple but with red spots on underwing surfaces
    Limenitis astyanax.
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red-streaked

  • adjective satellite having red stripes
    reddish-striped; red-streaked.
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red-striped

  • adjective satellite having red stripes
    reddish-striped; red-streaked.
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red-tailed

Red"-tailed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a red tail.
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red-tailed hawk

  • noun dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail
    redtail; Buteo jamaicensis.
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red-tape

Red"-tape` adjective
Definitions
  1. Pertaining to, or characterized by, official formality. See Red tape, under Red, a.
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red-tapism

Red`-tap"ism noun
Definitions
  1. Strict adherence to official formalities. J. C. Shairp.
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red-tapist

Red`-tap"ist noun
Definitions
  1. One who is tenacious of a strict adherence to official formalities. Ld. Lytton.
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red-veined pie plant

  • noun Asian herb (Himalayas)
    Rheum australe; Indian rhubarb; Himalayan rhubarb; Rheum emodi.
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red-violet

  • adjective satellite of violet tinged with red
    reddish-violet.
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red-winged blackbird

  • noun North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
    Agelaius phoeniceus; redwing.
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rhode island red

  • noun American breed of heavy-bodied brownish-red general-purpose chicken
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river red gum

  • noun somewhat crooked red gum tree growing chiefly along rivers; has durable reddish lumber used in heavy construction
    river gum; Eucalyptus rostrata; Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
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rose-red

  • adjective satellite of a deep slightly bluish red color
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Rose"-red` adjective
Definitions
  1. Red as a rose; specifically (Zoöl.), of a pure purplish red color. Chaucer.
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ruby-red

  • adjective satellite of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    reddish; scarlet; cherry; crimson; blood-red; cerise; cherry-red; carmine; ruby; red; ruddy.
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rust-red

  • adjective satellite of a red color tinged with rust
    rust-red.
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rusty-red

  • adjective satellite of a red color tinged with rust
    rust-red.
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see red

  • verb become angry
    anger.
    • He angers easily
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seeing red

  • noun a state of irritation or annoyance
    huff; miff.
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shumard red oak

  • noun large deciduous red oak of southern and eastern United States having large seven-lobed to nine-lobed elliptical leaves, large acorns and medium hard coarse-grained wood
    Quercus shumardii; Shumard oak.
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southern red cedar

  • noun juniper of swampy coastal regions of southeastern United States; similar to eastern red cedar
    Juniperus silicicola.
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southern red oak

  • noun large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward
    turkey oak; Quercus falcata; southern red oak.
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Spanish red

  • an ocherous red pigment resembling Venetian red, but slightly yellower and warmer. Fairholt.
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sultan-red

Sul"tan-red` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a deep red color.
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swamp red oak

  • noun large round-topped deciduous tree with spreading branches having narrow falcate leaves with deeply sinuate lobes and wood similar to that of northern red oaks; New Jersey to Illinois and southward
    turkey oak; Quercus falcata; southern red oak.
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Tile red

  • light red like the color of tiles or bricks.
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Turkey red

  • noun a bright orange-red color produced in cotton cloth with alizarine dye
    alizarine red.
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  • . (a) A brilliant red imparted by madder to cottons, calicoes, etc., the fiber of which has been prepared previously with oil or other fatty matter. (b) Cloth dyed with this red.
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Venetian red

  • noun a shade of brown with a tinge of red
    mahogany; sepia; reddish brown; burnt sienna.
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  • a brownish red color, prepared from sulphate of iron; called also scarlet ocher.
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western red cedar

  • noun large valuable arborvitae of northwestern United States
    red cedar; canoe cedar; Thuja plicata.
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western red-backed salamander

  • noun salamander of the Pacific coast of North America
    Plethodon vehiculum.
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wild red oat

  • noun Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat
    animated oat; Avene sterilis.
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wine-red

  • adjective satellite of something having the dark red color of red wine
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