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noun 
  1. (colour) a bright red, slightly orange, color, colour.
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    1. a scarlet-coloured cloth.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: scharlaken
adjective 
  1. (colour) of a bright red colour.
  2. sinful or whorish (a scarlet woman).
  3. (slang) (Ireland) embarrassed
Translations: 
  • Dutch: scharlaken
Etymology: :old French escalate, meaning scarlet cloth. If you go further you will discover that scarlet comes from (Pers.) saqirlat "a kind of rich cloth," variant of siqillat "scarlet cloth, rich cloth," of unknown origin (Arabic siqillat "fine cloth" probably is ult. from Persian).


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