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[bluhd-red] /ˈblʌdˈrɛd/
of the deep-red color of blood:
a fiery, blood-red sunset.
red with blood:
The blood-red banner symbolized the army's defeat.
Origin of blood-red
1250-1300; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pale, pale foliage that looks even more so thanks to its blood-red edges.
  • Long before, she had settled on the image that would grace its blood-red cover-a single golden wing.
  • Another group has filled public fountains with blood-red dye.
  • Then it is exposed in another box to the fumes of the bromide of lime until it becomes of a blood-red tint.
  • Those who witnessed that night would consistently recall how the sky glowed blood-red.
  • Though word of the story had spread for several days, the blood-red banner headline was startling.
  • So, instead of blood-red, the rose's petals turn blue.
Word Origin and History for blood-red

Old English blodread; see blood (n.) + red (adj.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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