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c.1300, from rose (n.1) + red (adj.1).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for rose-red

Historical Examples

  • Then they saw the glow of a little lamp, and heard Rose-Red sigh deeply.

    The Chinese Fairy Book


  • Long and searchingly Rose-Red looked at him, then seized his hand.

  • In the rose-red of her fair face he read, ecstatically, his answer.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • Or was there a glimmer of a band of rose-red round her neck?

  • Rose-Red had much of the sweetness of her name flower, and few of the thorns.

    The Goody-Naughty Book

    Sarah Cory Rippey