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1. the color produced by the longest waves of the visible spectrum, approximately 630 to 750 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.
scarlet red an azo dye used as a biological stain for fats.


One of the primary colors, produced by the longest waves of the visible spectrum, with violet at the other end. For individual red dyes, see specific name.
[A.S. reád]


1. the color produced by the longest waves of the visible spectrum, approximately 630 to 750 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.

scarlet red  an azo dye used as a biological stain for fats.
Drug slang A regional term for, ‘under the influence of drugs, stoned’
Fringe medicine A colour believed—by the proponents of the pseudoscience of colour therapy—to increase circulation and energy, and reduce anxiety
Physics A primary colour produced by the longest waves of the visible electromagnetic spectrum from 630 to 740 nm


adj in Chinese medicine, a facial coloration indicative of hot energy, poor digestion, and possible respiratory inflammation. See also energy, hot.


One of the hues of the visible spectrum evoked by stimulation of the retina by wavelengths beyond 630 nm. The complementary colours to red are blue-green (between 490.4 and 492.4 nm).


the color at the lowest end of the visible spectrum; the color of blood.

red dye
used in food coloring, reputed to reduce fertility.

Patient discussion about red

Q. is red meat bad for you??? and what about white meat like pork??? why is consider to be healthy eating vegie what are the advantages of this kind of nutrition ? what are the actual differences in a nutrition matter ?

A. Eating red meat an average of about twice a day seems to raise the risk of stomach cancer. This risk is increased even more if the meat is barbecued and well done. there are more evidence about colon cancer , and also higher risk of strokes. but i have no idea about white meat. although barbecued meat (white or red) had a material that our liver cause it to be cancerous.

Q. Does anybody know what can be done about a very itchy red rash on ones' toes which comes back every few months I've used different sorts of creams such as Lamasil. It's really bothering me and I'd love to get a few directions before I give up and go see a doctor.

A. Sounds like 'Athletes foot'. Here is a website that lists some remedies for it:'s_Foot.cfm

Q. I have red blotches under my skin and swelling on hands and feet with joint pain. Any answers. it has been two days the blotches are gone but I still have swelling.

A. could be some kind of joint Rheumatic fever... some kind of joint infection. this should be looked upon by a Dr. those things can cause damage if not treated right. a bacterial infection that is not treated can cause a permanent damage.

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Garnish with a wedge of orange and a few redcurrants.
Stir and gently warm over a medium heat until the redcurrant jelly has melted.
Game in ready meal format is now available such as Keepers Choice in Waitrose, a five-recipe range that includes pheasant breast wrapped in smoked bacon served with blackberry and redcurrant sauce, and pheasant casserole with mustard and cider.
When our choices did arrive, my roast duck breast was succulent and the lashings of redcurrant marmalade served with it gave it a lovely tart edge.
Fairway recommends that it should be deep fried from frozen until golden brown, usually three minutes or less and then served with a dressed mixed leaf salad, with cranberry or redcurrant sauce, red gooseberry compote, crab apple jelly or even a sweet chilli sauce.
redcurrant jelly salt and pepper Method: Heat some oil in a casserole dish and brown the venison in batches to 'seal' the meat.
As the attacks continue, the bowel motions characteristically look like redcurrant jelly because they consist mostly of blood and mucus.
Cockle and laverbread bites with redcurrant compote Makes 12 Ingredients 25g (1oz) butter 200g (6oz) laverbread 100g (4oz) rolled oats toasted or fine oatmeal 100g (4oz) smoked bacon finely diced 100g (4oz) fresh cockles 30g (1oz) onion finely chopped Two cloves garlic crushed Salt and freshly ground black pepper Fresh or dried breadcrumbs to coat 200g (6oz) plain flour Four eggs 150ml (6fl oz) milk Oil to fry For the redcurrant compote: 150g (6oz) redcurrants stalks removed 30g (1oz) onion finely chopped 50ml (2fl oz) red wine 25ml (1fl oz) port 50g (2oz) sugar 25ml (1fl oz) red wine vinegar One teaspoon cornflour Method Melt butter in a pan and fry onions and garlic until soft.
Return everything to the casserole and add the redcurrant jelly.
If there is a desert island to which gardeners are banished when no longer able to swing a spade, then I think that in addition to the regulation copy of the Bible all castaways are allowed I would HOMETRUTHSJohn take a redcurrant bush.
Asked by a Royals star if the pair could swap shirts at the end of the game, the player said no because they had been told the redcurrant shirts were limited edition for the Gunners' centenary season.