Red Crescent


Definition of Red Crescent

1 : a red crescent on a white background used in Islamic countries as the emblem of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
2 : a humanitarian aid society in an Islamic country that is a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and has adopted a white flag with a red crescent as its symbol of neutrality also : such aid societies thought of collectively — compare red cross

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Red Crescent adjective

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“Red Crescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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