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  1. gulesnoun

    The blazoning term for red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.

    Etymology: From Old French geule “animal’s mouth, throat” via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules and Spanish gules.

  2. gulesadjective

    In blazon, of the colour red.

    Etymology: From Old French geule “animal’s mouth, throat” via Middle French geules. Compare with French gueules and Spanish gules.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gulesnoun

    the tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used poetically for a red color or that which is red

    Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Gules

    In heraldry, gules 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 abbreviation. In Polish heraldry, gules is the most common tincture of the field. Through the sixteenth century, nearly half of all noble coats of arms in Poland had a field gules with one or more argent charges on them. The original coat of arms of the d'Albret family was plain gules. The gules tincture is said to represent the following: ⁕of jewels, the ruby; ⁕of heavenly bodies, Mars; the planet Mars is further associated with the metal iron in traditional alchemical occultistic lore.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gules

    gūlz, n. (her.) a red colour, marked in engraved figures by perpendicular lines.—adj. Gū′ly. [O. Fr. gueules; acc. to Brachet, from Pers. ghul, a rose; acc. to others, from L. gula, the throat.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gules

    The term by which the color red is known in heraldry. In engraving it is marked by perpendicular lines traced from 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.

Anagrams for Gules »

  1. gusle

  2. luges

  3. glues

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gules in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gules in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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