noun (plural gules) Etymology: Middle English goules, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century the heraldic color red

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  • Gules — (g[=u]lz), n. [OE. goules, F. gueules, the same word as gueule throat, OF. gole, goule, L. gula. So named from the red color of the throat. See {Gullet}, and cf. {Gula}.] (Her.) The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gules — [gyo͞olz] n. [ME goules < OFr, gules, red dyed ermine, orig. pl. of goule, the mouth < L gula, throat: see GULLET] Heraldry the color red: indicated in engravings by parallel vertical lines …   English World dictionary

  • gules — red, in heraldic descriptions, c.1300, from O.Fr. goules neckpiece of (red) fur, pl. of gole, guele throat, from L. gula throat (see GULLET (Cf. gullet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gules — (Del fr. gueules). m. pl. Heráld. Color rojo heráldico, que en pintura se expresa por el rojo vivo y en el grabado por líneas verticales muy espesas …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Gules — In heraldry, gules (pronounced with a hard g ) is the tincture with the colour red, and belongs to the class of dark tinctures called colours . In engraving, it is sometimes depicted as a region of vertical lines or else marked with gu. as an… …   Wikipedia

  • Gules — Representación del esmalte de gules en color (rojo) y en grabados en blanco y negro. En Heráldica el color gules (usado siempre en plural) es un rojo intenso. Los textos heráldicos también se refieren a este color como bélico, bermellón,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gules — (Del fr. gueules, < gueule, garganta.) ► sustantivo masculino HERÁLDICA Color rojo que en pintura se expresa por el rojo vivo y en el grabado por líneas verticales muy espesas. IRREG. plural gules * * * gules (del fr. «gueules») m. pl. Heráld …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • gules — /gyoohlz/, Heraldry. n. 1. the tincture red. adj. 2. of the tincture red: a lion gules. [1300 50; ME goules < OF gueules red fur neckpiece, deriv. of gole throat < L gula] * * * …   Universalium

  • gules — 1. noun /ˈɡjuːlz,ˈɡulz/ The blazoning term for red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines. 2. adjective /ˈɡjuːlz,ˈɡulz/ In blazon, of the colour red. , The symbol of the Red Cross is a cross gules …   Wiktionary

  • Gules — Her. The *tincture red. [< AnNor. goules < Lat. gula = red dyed fur] Cf. Minium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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