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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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  • A veil of blood-red mist was before his eyes; yet he stood firm.

    The Quest Frederik van Eeden
  • Its eyes were blood-red and sunken, black were its fangs, and its skin was dead yellow.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • It was a blood-red sunrise and a sea that was making when we left the vessel, but nothing to worry over in that.

    The Trawler James Brendan Connolly
  • One of these enormous flags was green; the other was blood-red.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • From this pit in its bloody seed-bed sprang the tree with its blood-red leaves.

    The Peaches of New York U. P. Hedrick
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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