from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Red as a rose; specifically (Zoöl.), of a pure purplish red color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Red as a red rose.
- n. A luminous and chromatic crimson.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a deep slightly bluish red color
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Instantly, from an open-mouthed, fang-bristling dog in full career of attack, he melted into a bundle of softness and silkiness, that trotted to the open hand and kissed it with a tongue that flashed out between white gleaming teeth like a rose-red jewel.
The designer matched the tux with platforms and a rose-red pocket square.
Bursting with things to see and do, this itinerary takes in the spectacular rose-red city of Petra, the salty waters of the Dead Sea and the chance to camp out under the stars in Wadi Rum.
These rose-red fruit, snow-white nubs left dangling and bare on slender green stalks, do not await Prince Charming's kiss.
Together they traveled to Petra—the ancient rose-red capital of the Nabataeans–and the Dead Sea.
You don't need to read again about how incredible the rose-red city is, but what I'd underestimated was the staggering beauty of the landscape around it.
Margaret had come in flowery printed wool, soft and rose-red and disarming, hiding the steel-hard brain.
A Spanish grandmother would explain that shade of hair colour, black. with a bluish sheen, and the ripe mouth -- rose-red without resort to the French paste.
His hand was the agitator that carried his senses up, over, and across before the spasms of his orgasm wept like the bullet wound that pierced her heart, changing the sun-yellow of her top into an ugly and bitter small rose-red Moon.
Really liked the setting details, e.g., "dawn with her rose-red fingers" and Odysseus '"black-beaked ships."