(heraldry) The color red: indicated in engravings by parallel vertical lines.
The color red, indicated on a blazon by vertical lines.
Origin of gules
- Middle English goules from Old French red fur neckpiece pl. of gole throat from Latin gula
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French geule (“animal’s mouth, throat”) via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules and Spanish gules.