rose-red

adjective

Definition of rose-red

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of the color rose red

rose red

noun

Definition of rose red (Entry 2 of 2)

: a variable color averaging a deep red that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than cherry wine

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First Known Use of rose-red

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rose-red

Adjective

Middle English rose red, from rose entry 2 + red

Noun

Middle English from rose red adjective

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“Rose-red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose-red. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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