Definition of gules in English:


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Pronunciation: /gjuːlz


[mass noun]
  • Red, as a heraldic tincture: [postpositive]: sword and long cross gules
    More example sentences
    • He bore a shield of silver, stencilled with gules.
    • Red (‘gules’) can be any shade of red, but cannot be replaced by another colour.


Middle English: from Old French goles (plural of gole 'throat', from Latin gula), used to denote pieces of red-dyed fur used as a neck ornament.

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