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red heart

a treelike Californian shrub, Ceanothus spinosus, of the buckthorn family, having pale blue or white flowers.
Origin of red heart
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A soft blue mist is gathering in the red heart of the pines.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • And Helen, nestling beautiful in the red heart of the flower.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • I saw embroidered on the gauntlet the figure of a red heart.

    The Way of a Man

    Emerson Hough
  • Just where the red heart and the white sap woods join is the bowman's choice.

    Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
  • You want to dig out the red heart of every month in the year, and hold it pulsing before them.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • The older the trees, the greater the amount of red heart wood in proportion to the white sap-wood, next to the bark.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • To step over them, and to sit with the men who had a mind to talk, was to get into the red heart of the thing that was going on.

  • The fire had died to a red heart, and a thick blanket of snow covered him from head to foot.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • Oh; do you mean the pink pebbles you call your brains, and your red heart and green eyes?

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • A little statue of the Virgin, with a red heart pierced with swords upon her breast, looked sadly out from the leaves.

    The Galaxy Various

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