ox·​blood | \ˈäks-ˌbləd \

Definition of oxblood 

: a moderate reddish brown

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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 For actress Rooney Mara, though, no transformation was needed: The actress simply stuck with her signature subversive raven hair and oxblood lips. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "At the Met Gala, 16 Beauty Risk-Takers Who Ruled the Red Carpet," 17 Apr. 2018 An oxblood Chanel lady bag and coordinating shoes tastefully punctuated the ensemble. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Dresses Up In Alexander McQueen, Catherine Walker, and Chanel For Day 2 of Her Sweden Visit," 31 Jan. 2018 She was spotted out shopping in Timberlands and Gucci in Beverly Hills last December, carrying an oxblood oversize tote also emblazoned with her nickname, J. Lo. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Want the Ultimate Post-Gym It Bag? Put Your Name On It Like J.Lo," 25 May 2018 The performer hits the carpet in an oxblood velvet shirt over a matching bra and reptile-embossed leather skirt (all Roberto Cavalli) with over-the-knee boots. Lindy Segal, PEOPLE.com, "All the Standout Style at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards," 20 May 2018 If the Chelseas aren't your steez, the new Yeezy Season 6 drop re-ups on military boots, including one particularly cool version in oxblood. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Kanye West Is Now in the Chelsea Boot Business," 1 Feb. 2018 The face of the campaign is Nars' longtime muse, British actress Charlotte Rampling—and yes, there's a deep oxblood shade with her namesake. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "NARS Celebrates 20 Years With The Biggest Launch Ever," 18 Aug. 2014 Among the show's most beautiful items are mural fragments on fields of oxblood red showing vibrant flowering trees and serpents from whose mouths multicolored water flows. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Teotihuacan: An ancient Mexican city's remarkable art comes to life at LACMA," 18 Apr. 2018

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1705, in the meaning defined above

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