Erythraean
Erythrean Er`y*thre"an, Erythraean Er`y*thr[ae]"an, a. [L. erythraeus; Gr. ?, fr. 'eryqro`s red.] Red in color. ``The erythrean main.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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