A member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Blackfoot Confederacy
The red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans and other vertebrate animals, carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the tissues of the body
A person’s behaviour or characteristics are determined by their heredity
there was blood streaming from a wound in his head
(Of a horse) of a deep reddish bay colour.
A bloodshot eye.
A gas present in the blood, especially oxygen or carbon dioxide; (a determination of) the concentration of gases in the blood; frequently attributive.
(Of meat) so lightly cooked that the blood remains red and liquid.
A tax paid by the shedding of blood; specifically (a derogatory term for) military conscription.
A tub containing, or designed to contain blood; especially a tub employed in a slaughterhouse to hold the blood of slaughtered animals. Now also in extended use.
Filled with or characterized by spirit and vigour; instinctive; earthy.
New members admitted to a group, especially as an invigorating force
A deep red
In predicative use: covered with clotted blood or gore; bloody.
An agar-based culture medium containing blood.
(In marbles) an alley which has red or pink markings.
A ligature or bandage used to stop bleeding.
The red beetroot.
Naut. slang. A ship said to be commanded by brutal officers.
German History a book in which the names and confessions of criminals convicted of capital offences were recorded.
= blood volume.
Military slang. A message carried by aircraft (also occasionally military) personnel, designed to protect them from harm if stranded in hostile territory, typically by offering a reward to local people for helping the service personnel to survive, or to return to their own lines unharmed. Also called gooly chit (British).
A gelatinous or semisolid mass of coagulated blood
Precious red coral, Corallium nobile, especially as used to make jewellery.
A campaign to encourage blood donation.
Tiny refractile particles present in blood (probably fragments of red blood cells).
A method of torture and execution described in Old Icelandic literature, in which the ribs are cut away from the spine and spread into the shape of wings.
An occasion of extended or unrestrained violence and bloodshed; a war or massacre.
A fine paid as whole or part compensation for murder.
(In some invertebrates) a diverticulum of the body wall containing a blood-filled space but few or no tracheae, through which gases or ions may pass to or from the surrounding medium; especially such a structure in the aquatic larvae of certain insects (e.g. chironomid midges), originally supposed to be a respiratory organ but now thought to be concerned mainly with osmoregulation; usually in plural.
A drop or stream of blood.
The iron contained in the blood; specifically the concentration of this (mainly in haemoglobin in the red blood cells).
A descendant related to one by birth; = issue.
Resembling or suggestive of blood.
Any of several red-flowered bulbous plants of or formerly included in the southern African genus Haemanthus (family Amaryllidaceae); especially H. coccineus and H. sanguinea, both commonly grown as ornamentals.
A mare of good stock or breed, especially a thoroughbred.
Any of several varieties of peach having deep red flesh; especially = Indian peach.
The edible red fruit of a tropical West African tree, Haematostaphis barteri (family Anacardiaceae).
Pride in one's lineage, nationality or race; compare sense 7a.
A structure or artificial device that pumps blood.
A treatment which purifies the blood.
Rain that is reddish in colour, especially because of suspended dust or (less commonly) green algae containing red carotenoid pigments; (formerly also) †such an alga itself (obsolete).
(Of fruit) that is so ripe that the juice has become blood-coloured.
A track or trail of blood.
A tale involving bloodshed and violence; specifically a cheaply published story of a sensational kind (now historical).
Australian = bloodwood.
The concentration of urea in the blood.
A cream-coloured European geometrid moth, Timandra comae, having a continuous reddish band across both the fore- and hindwings.