The definition of scarlet is something that is a vibrant red color, or is being immoral or sinful.(adjective)
Scarlet is a vibrant or brilliant red color.(noun)
The color of a vibrant red rose is an example of scarlet.
See scarlet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME, aphetic < OFr escarlate < ML scarlatum < Pers säqirlāt, dress dyed crimson < ?
See scarlet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, scarlet cloth, scarlet
Origin: , from Old French escarlate
Origin: , from Medieval Latin scarlata, scarlet cloth
Origin: , from Persian saqirlāt, rich cloth, scarlet cloth
Origin: , variant of siqillāt
Origin: , from Arabic
Origin: , perhaps from Medieval Greek *sigillatos
Origin: , from Latin sigillātus, decorated with raised figures
Origin: , from sigilla, little figures
Origin: , pl. of sigillum, sigil; see sigil.
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