red stuff


a compound of oil and sesquioxide of iron used for polishing brass, steel, silver, etc.; crocus or rouge.

Origin of red stuff

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for red stuff

  • They stopped in front of the Benevolent Bar and slowly read the wadding and red-stuff label.