Definition for SCAR-LET

SCAR-LET, n. [Fr. ecarlate; Arm. scarladd; It. scarlatto; Sp. escarlata; Ir. scarloid; W. ysgarlad, the effusion of a wound, scarlet, from ysgar, to separate, (see Shear;) D. scharlaken; G. scharlack; Dan. skarlagen. Qu. Ch. סקר, to color, as a derivative, minium; Ar. شَقَرَ shakara, to be red.]

  1. A beautiful bright red color, brighter than crimson. Encyc.
  2. Cloth of a scarlet color. All her household are clothed with scarlet. Prov. xxxi.

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