plural gules
: the heraldic color red

Word History


Middle English goules, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gules was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near gules

Cite this Entry

“Gules.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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