Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or involving blood or bloodshed.
  • adjective Having the color of blood; blood-red.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to blood; bloody.
  • Of a deep-red or crimson color; specifically, in zoology and botany, of a deep, somewhat brownish, red color, like the color of clotted blood.
  • Possessing a circulatory system; having blood.
  • A bounding with blood; having a full habit; plethoric.
  • Having a sanguine temperament; ardent; hopeful; confident.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abounding with blood; sanguine.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to blood; bloody; constituting blood.
  • adjective Blood-red; crimson.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Accompanied by bloodshed; bloody
  • adjective Eager for bloody violence; bloodthirsty

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective accompanied by bloodshed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin sanguineus, from sanguis, sanguin-, blood.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin sanguineus.

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