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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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Once cooked melt the redcurrant jelly in a pan and pour into the steam hole.
Garnish with a wedge of orange and a few redcurrants.
A traditional trifle dating back to the 1700s, the sherry sponge is covered with layers of egg custard, redcurrant jelly and lemon syllabub.
Mix the redcurrant jelly with the orange juice and heat in the microwave for about 20 secondss so that it boils and creates a thin glaze.
Volunteers gathered at the Leasowe Farm, near Radford Semele, to watch as five-yearold Hazel Liddamore planted the last redcurrant bush.
99) that's dry, herby and with a tang of grapefruit; but for sheer value for money a clutch of pink wines from the Ardeche region take some beating, including Sainsbury's own Grenache Rose, with its redcurrant and boiled sweet flavour, a real bargain at just pounds 3.
99 [pounds sterling] for lamb shanks with redcurrant & rosemary.
INGREDIENTS: 750-900g new potatoes 2 tbs cooking oil 4 rumps / chumps of lamb, trimmed 150-300ml chicken stock 2 tbs olive oil 50g butter 3 medium onions, sliced redcurrant jelly (homemade or bought) INSTRUCTIONS: 1.
COOKING THE PARTRIDGE 4 partridge Salt & milled white pepper 8 rashers streaky bacon 1tbls oil 3tbls soft butter 12 chicken wings, each chopped into 3 pieces 1/2 onion (chopped) 1 celery stick (chopped) 1 small carrot (chopped) 85ml red wine 300ml brown chicken stock 1 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp redcurrant jelly Zest 1 orange METHOD Season inside and out with salt and milled pepper Smear the partridge breasts with soft butter Lay the bacon over the breasts and tie loosely with kitchen string Preheat oven to 220degC Heat a heavy roasting tray with the oil and 1tbls butter and seal the partridge quickly on all sides Transfer to the hot oven and roast for 12 minutes Remove from the oven and keep warm Tip fat from roasting tray and replace with 1 tablespoon butter.
Jerk chicken salad with papaya Serves 2 Ingredients 3-4 red chicory 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, all visible fat removed 3 tsp rapeseed oil 1 lime - juice half and cut the other half into two wedges 1tsp jerk spice mix 2 tsp fresh oregano 2 tsp redcurrant jelly 2 tsp red wine vinegar 1 papaya, halved, deseeded, peeled and chopped 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped New potatoes, to serve 1 Slice chicory leaves, thickly slice the base and set aside.
As the attacks continue, the bowel motions characteristically look like redcurrant jelly because they consist mostly of blood and mucus.
Among the winners was its lamb with mint and redcurrant sausage, which went on to be chosen as the best English lamb product at the event.