blood red

1) Early references to the English word are rare but in Latin texts garments and fabrics more generally were often described as having the colour of blood especially in early wills.

1391 unam togam de blodio fururatam cum gris, Harewood

1433 unam togam de blodio furratam, York

1452 1 lectum de blodio worsted cum j tapeto ejusdem, cum celour et tribus cortinis de blodio

1465 ‘To Elias Crawshagh a gown blodii coloris’, Heptonstall.

spellings blood
dates 1391 1433 1452 1465

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