Medieval Glossary


The term by which the color red is known in heraldry. In engraving it is the top of the shield to the bottom. It is supposed to indicate valor, magnanimity, and the like and is regarded as the most honorable heraldic color.

Related term(s): Heraldry; Shield; Heraldic; Tincture; Vert; Azure
Category: Heraldry
Added: 07.04.06
Last modified: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 205.


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