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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scarlet  \Scar"let\,  n.  [OE.  scarlat,  scarlet,  OF  escarlate,  F. 
  ['e]carlate  (cf.  Pr  escarlat  escarlata  Sp  &  Pg 
  escarlata  It  scarlatto  LL  scarlatum),  from  Per. 
  A  deep  bright  red  tinged  with  orange  or  yellow,  --  of  many 
  tints  and  shades;  a  vivid  or  bright  red  color. 
  2.  Cloth  of  a  scarlet  color. 
  All  her  household  are  clothed  with  scarlet.  --Prov. 
  xxxi.  21. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scarlet  \Scar"let\,  a. 
  Of  the  color  called  scarlet;  as  a  scarlet  cloth  or  thread. 
  {Scarlet  admiral}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  red  admiral.  See  under 
  {Red}.  --  Scarlet  bean  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  bean  ({Phaseolus 
  multiflorus})  having  scarlet  flowers;  scarlet  runner. 
  {Scarlet  fever}  (Med.),  a  contagious  febrile  disease 
  characterized  by  inflammation  of  the  fauces  and  a  scarlet 
  rash,  appearing  usually  on  the  second  day  and  ending  in 
  desquamation  about  the  sixth  or  seventh  day 
  {Scarlet  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  telescope  fish;  --  so  called 
  from  its  red  color.  See  under  {Telescope}. 
  {Scarlet  ibis}  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Ibis}. 
  {Scarlet  maple}  (Bot.),  the  red  maple.  See  {Maple}. 
  {Scarlet  mite}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  bright  red  carnivorous  mites  found  among  grass  and  moss, 
  especially  {Thombidium  holosericeum}  and  allied  species. 
  The  young  are  parasitic  upon  spiders  and  insects. 
  {Scarlet  oak}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  oak  ({Quercus  coccinea}) 
  of  the  United  States;  --  so  called  from  the  scarlet  color 
  of  its  leaves  in  autumn. 
  {Scarlet  runner}  (Bot.),  the  scarlet  bean. 
  {Scarlet  tanager}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Tanager}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scarlet  \Scar"let\,  v.  t. 
  To  dye  or  tinge  with  scarlet.  [R.] 
  The  ashy  paleness  of  my  cheek  Is  scarleted  in  ruddy 
  flakes  of  wrath.  --Ford. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  any  of  numerous  bright  or  strong  colors  reminiscent 
  of  the  color  of  blood  or  cherries  or  tomatoes  or  rubies 
  [syn:  {red},  {reddish},  {ruddy},  {blood-red},  {carmine}, 
  {cerise},  {cherry},  {cherry-red},  {crimson},  {ruby},  {ruby-red}] 
  n  :  a  variable  color  that  is  vivid  red  but  sometimes  with  an 
  orange  tinge  [syn:  {vermilion},  {orange  red}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  This  dye  was  obtained  by  the  Egyptians  from  the  shell-fish 
  Carthamus  tinctorius  and  by  the  Hebrews  from  the  Coccus  ilicis, 
  an  insect  which  infests  oak  trees,  called  kermes  by  the 
  This  colour  was  early  known  (Gen.  38:28).  It  was  one  of  the 
  colours  of  the  ephod  (Ex.  28:6),  the  girdle  (8),  and  the 
  breastplate  (15)  of  the  high  priest.  It  is  also  mentioned  in 
  various  other  connections  (Josh.  2:18;  2  Sam.  1:24;  Lam.  4:5; 
  Nahum  2:3).  A  scarlet  robe  was  in  mockery  placed  on  our  Lord 
  (Matt.  27:28;  Luke  23:11).  "Sins  as  scarlet"  (Isa.  1:18),  i.e., 
  as  scarlet  robes  "glaring  and  habitual."  Scarlet  and  crimson 
  were  the  firmest  of  dyes,  and  thus  not  easily  washed  out 

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