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 for scarlet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scarlet \Scar"let\, n. [OE. scarlat, scarlet, OF. escarlate, F.
     ['e]carlate (cf. Pr. escarlat, escarlata, Sp. & Pg.
     escarlata, It. scarlatto, LL. scarlatum), from Per.
     A deep bright red tinged with orange or yellow, -- of many
     tints and shades; a vivid or bright red color.
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     2. Cloth of a scarlet color.
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              All her household are clothed with scarlet. --Prov.
                                                    xxxi. 21.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scarlet \Scar"let\, v. t.
     To dye or tinge with scarlet. [R.]
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           The ashy paleness of my cheek
           Is scarleted in ruddy flakes of wrath.   --Ford.
     [1913 Webster] Scarmage

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scarlet \Scar"let\, a.
     Of the color called scarlet; as, a scarlet cloth or thread.
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     Scarlet admiral (Zool.), the red admiral. See under Red.
        -- Scarlet bean (Bot.), a kind of bean ({Phaseolus
        multiflorus) having scarlet flowers; scarlet runner.
     Scarlet fever (Med.), a contagious febrile disease
        characterized by inflammation of the fauces and a scarlet
        rash, appearing usually on the second day, and ending in
        desquamation about the sixth or seventh day.
     Scarlet fish (Zool.), the telescope fish; -- so called from
        its red color. See under Telescope.
     Scarlet ibis (Zool.) See under Ibis.
     Scarlet maple (Bot.), the red maple. See Maple.
     Scarlet mite (Zool.), any one of numerous species of bright
        red carnivorous mites found among grass and moss,
        especially Thombidium holosericeum and allied species.
        The young are parasitic upon spiders and insects.
     Scarlet+oak+(Bot.),+a+species+of+oak+({Quercus+coccinea">Scarlet oak (Bot.), a species of oak ({Quercus coccinea)
        of the United States; -- so called from the scarlet color
        of its leaves in autumn.
     Scarlet runner (Bot.), the scarlet bean.
     Scarlet tanager. (Zool.) See under Tanager.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to
             orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or
             tomatoes or rubies [syn: red, reddish, ruddy,
             blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red,
             crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet]
      n 1: a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an
           orange tinge [syn: scarlet, vermilion, orange red]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "scarlet":
     Titian, Titian-red, bricky, cardinal, carmine, carnation,
     carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red, crimson,
     damask, fallen, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red, flame-colored,
     flame-red, flaming, glowing, gules, harlot, hot, hustling,
     incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red, lake-colored, laky,
     lateritious, lobster-red, lurid, maroon, meretricious, on the,
     on the town, pave, port-wine, prostitute, prostituted, puce, red,
     red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber,
     reddish-brown, rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby,
     ruby-colored, ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust,
     rust-red, rusty, stammel, streetwalking, tile-red, vermilion,
     vinaceous, warm, whorish, wine, wine-colored, wine-red

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     This dye was obtained by the Egyptians from the shell-fish
     Carthamus tinctorius; and by the Hebrews from the Coccus ilicis,
     an insect which infests oak trees, called kermes by the
       This colour was early known (Gen. 38:28). It was one of the
     colours of the ephod (Ex. 28:6), the girdle (8), and the
     breastplate (15) of the high priest. It is also mentioned in
     various other connections (Josh. 2:18; 2 Sam. 1:24; Lam. 4:5;
     Nahum 2:3). A scarlet robe was in mockery placed on our Lord
     (Matt. 27:28; Luke 23:11). "Sins as scarlet" (Isa. 1:18), i.e.,
     as scarlet robes "glaring and habitual." Scarlet and crimson
     were the firmest of dyes, and thus not easily washed out.

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