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Etymology 1

Old English mæddre, mædre, from Germanic, perhaps from an Indo-European base meaning ‘blue’. Cognate with Swedish madra.

Noun

Singular
madder

Plural
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  1. A herbaceous plant, Rubia tinctorum, native to Asia, cultivated for a red-purple dye obtained from the root.
  2. The root of the plant, used as a medicine or a dye.
  3. A dye made from the plant.
  4. (color) A deep reddish purple colour, like that of the dye.
    madder colour:   
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Adjective

madder (not comparable)

Positive
madder

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (color) Of a deep reddish purple colour, like that of the dye.
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Etymology 2

Inflected forms.

Adjective

madder

  1. Comparative form of mad: more mad.

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