ox·​blood | \ ˈäks-ˌbləd How to pronounce oxblood (audio) \

Definition of oxblood

: a moderate reddish brown

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Quotes from the book and the series, as well as these characters' oxblood red dresses and white bonnets, have crossed over to become ubiquitous at protests of our current government. Whitney Friedlander, CNN, "'The Handmaid's Tale' renewed for Season 4," 26 July 2019 Paired with her oxblood sequin dress, the bow was a surprise element that added a bit of sweetness to an otherwise edgy look. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Internet Is Divided Over Nicole Kidman's Hair Bow at the Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 Jade Jackson is wearing the restaurant’s standard issue brown T-shirt over blue denim jeans and oxblood Western boots. Randy Lewis, latimes.com, "Jade Jackson may be the next big country-rock star. But first, she has some tables to wait," 26 June 2019 The Vanity Case retails for $110 and comes in five colors — cobalt blue, oxblood, millennial pink, pinky-beige, and white — all chosen by Martin and the Cuyana founders so there would be an option for everyone, regardless of taste, age, or gender. Sophia Panych, Allure, "Makeup Artist Daniel Martin Launches a Genius Travel Makeup Bag With Cuyana," 1 Nov. 2018 Rich hues like oxblood, paired with ivory, nudes, gold and an unexpected hit of turquoise felt just as spot-on as Maria Grazia Chiuri's debut Dior collection. Putnam & Putnam, Harper's BAZAAR, "Introducing: The Wedding Colors For Spring," 17 Jan. 2017 Emma Roberts snapped selfies in a scarlet suit, while the Haim sisters created their own photoshoot-worthy moments in autumnal hues of copper, oxblood, and cream. Vogue, "Chloé and MOCA Make a Splash With Two New Exhibitions," 28 Nov. 2018 The four lipsticks, which come in metallic lavender packaging, include Wine (an oxblood), Cosmic Lily (a dusty violet), Vintage Red (a true scarlet), and a creamy plum taupe called Heather Mauve that is all Brown. Katheryn Erickson, Town & Country, "American Beauties," 31 Jan. 2014 Hadid’s oxblood aviator jacket was a slick topper for her cozy oversize knit, and the plaid pants picked up on the color with their subtle red stripes. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid’s Post-Breakup Look Is Cool, Casual, and Anti-Revenge Bod," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of oxblood

1705, in the meaning defined above

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