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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. 2017.
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  • I swear that now I caught the full outline of a red, red heart upon her corsage!

    The Way of a Man Emerson Hough
  • A soft blue mist is gathering in the red heart of the pines.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • She looked attentively at the red heart of her cigarette crisped over with grey, in its blackened calyx.

    The Path of a Star Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
  • 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
  • When she finished it, she stooped forward and dropped it into the red heart of the coal fire.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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