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Etymology

Old French escarlate (scarlet cloth) < Mediaeval Latin scarlatum (scarlet cloth) < Persian سقرلاط (saqirlāt), a warm woollen cloth), a variant of سقلاط (siqillāt), scarlet cloth), of unknown origin.

Noun

Singular
scarlet

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scarlet ({{{1}}})
  1. (color) a bright red, slightly orange, colour.
    scarlet colour:   
  2. a scarlet-coloured cloth.

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Positive
scarlet

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  1. (color) of a bright red colour.
  2. sinful or whorish (a scarlet woman).
  3. (slang) (Ireland) embarrassed

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