madder
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmædə(ɹ)/, [ˈmadə(ɹ)]
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmædəɹ/, [ˈmæɾəɹ]
Noun

madder

  1. A herbaceous plant, Rubia tinctorum, native to Asia, cultivated for a red-purple dye (alizarin) obtained from the root.
  2. The root of the plant, used as a medicine or a dye.
  3. A dye made from the plant.
  4. A deep reddish purple colour, like that of the dye.
     
Synonyms Translations
  • French: garance
  • German: Färberkrapp, Färberröte, Krapp
  • Italian: robbia, garanza
  • Portuguese: ruiva-dos-tintureiros, ruiva, granza, garança
  • Russian: маре́на
  • Spanish: rubia roja
Translations
  • German: Krappwurzel
  • Italian: robbia
  • Russian: маре́на
Translations
  • German: Krapprot, Krappfarbstoff, Alizarin, Alizarinrot
  • Italian: alizarina
  • Portuguese: alizarina, garança
  • Russian: крапп
  • Spanish: rojo de alizarina
Translations
  • French: garance
  • German: Krapprot
  • Italian: rosso di robbia
  • Spanish: rojo turco
Adjective

madder (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep reddish purple colour, like that of the dye.
Translations
  • French: garance
  • German: krapprot
  • Russian: краповый
  • Spanish: rojo turco
Adjective
  1. comparative form of mad
Noun

madder (plural madders)

  1. Obsolete form of mether#English|mether.
    • c.1720 Jonathan Swift (translation from the Irish) "O'Rourke's Feast ↗":
      Usequebaugh to our feast - In pails was brought up,
      A hundred at least, - And the madder our cup,
      O there is the sport! […]



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