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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: escarlate, from Medieval Latin scarlata, from Persian saqalat type of cloth

scarlet

adjective
     
Related topics: Colours
scar‧let
1CC bright red
2 British English if you go scarlet, your face becomes red, usually because you are embarrassed or angry [= blush]
go/turn/flush/blush scarlet
Eileen blushed scarlet at the joke.
scarlet noun [uncountable]

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