Sanguine (heraldry)

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Sanguine is a stain, or non-standard tincture in heraldry, of a blood-red colour. In the past it was sometimes taken to be equivalent to murrey, but they are now considered two distinct tinctures. It is a brownish red, the colour of arterial blood.[1]

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  1. ^ Heraldic dictionary at Flags of the World . Accessed 14 July 2009.