Gules definitions

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The color red, indicated on a blazon by vertical lines.
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The color red: indicated in engravings by parallel vertical lines.
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(heraldry) The blazoning term for red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.
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(heraldry) In blazon, of the colour red.
  • 1602 : William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ii 2.
    Now is he total gules, horridly tricked.

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Origin of gules

From Old French geule (“animal’s mouth, throat”) via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules and Spanish gules.