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san•guine



Pronunciation: (sang'gwin), [key]
adj.
1. cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguine disposition; sanguine expectations.
2. reddish; ruddy: a sanguine complexion.
3. (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc.
4. bloody; sanguinary.
5. blood-red; red.
6. Heraldry.a reddish-purple tincture.

n.
a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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