gules
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɡjuːlz/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡjulz/, /ˈɡulz/
Noun

gules (uncountable)

  1. (tincture) Red, e.g. on a coat of arms, typically represented in engraving by vertical parallel lines.
  2. plural form of gule
Translations Adjective
  1. (tincture) In blazon, of the colour red.
    The symbol of the Red Cross is a cross gules.
    • 1820, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts:
      You know they still
      Call themselves Bulls, though thus degenerate,
      And everything relating to a Bull
      Is popular and respectable in Thebes.
      Their arms are seven Bulls in a field gules;
      They think their strength consists in eating beef,—
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