rose-red

1 of 2

adjective

: of the color rose red

rose red

2 of 2

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English rose red, from rose entry 2 + red

Noun

Middle English from rose red adjective

First Known Use

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose-red was before the 12th century

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“Rose-red.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose-red. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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