gules

[gyoolz] Heraldry.
noun
1.
the tincture red.
adjective
2.
of the tincture red: a lion gules.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English goules < Old French gueules red fur neckpiece, derivative of gole throat < Latin gula

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gules (ɡjuːlz)
 
adj, —n
heraldry red
 
[C14: from Old French gueules red fur worn around the neck, from gole throat, from Latin gulagullet]

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gules
"red," in heraldic descriptions, c.1300, from O.Fr. goules "neckpiece of (red) fur," pl. of gole, guele "throat," from L. gula "throat" (see gullet).
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Example sentences
Two days later heavy gules sprang up, lasting three days.
Nearly two centuries fled before the grand- the tincture gules, the charges azure.
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