Judas-colored
Judas-colored Ju"das-col`ored, a. Red; -- from a tradition that Judas Iscariot had red hair and beard. [1913 Webster]

There's treachery in that Judas-colored beard. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • judas-colored — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Usage: usually capitalized J Etymology: so called from a belief that Judas Iscariot was red haired : red, reddish usually used of hair there s treachery in that Judas colored beard John Dryden …   Useful english dictionary

  • judas colored — adj. having a red color (because Judas Iscariot had red hair and beard) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Judas — Ju das, n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. a. Treacherous; betraying. [1913 Webster] {Judas hole}, a peephole or secret opening for spying. {Judas kiss}, (a) a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Judas hole — Judas Ju das, n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. a. Treacherous; betraying. [1913 Webster] {Judas hole}, a peephole or secret opening for spying. {Judas kiss}, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Judas kiss — Judas Ju das, n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. a. Treacherous; betraying. [1913 Webster] {Judas hole}, a peephole or secret opening for spying. {Judas kiss}, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Judas tree — Judas Ju das, n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. a. Treacherous; betraying. [1913 Webster] {Judas hole}, a peephole or secret opening for spying. {Judas kiss}, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Judas goat — A Judas goat is a trained goat used at a slaughterhouse and in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Cercis occidentalis — Judas Ju das, n. The disciple who betrayed Christ. Hence: A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship. a. Treacherous; betraying. [1913 Webster] {Judas hole}, a peephole or secret opening for spying. {Judas kiss}, (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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