Sanguine

[murrey ]. One of the nine colours used by foreign heralds in escutcheons. It is expressed by lines of vert and purpure crossed, that is, diagonals from right to left crossing diagonals from left to right. (See Tenne.)

Tenné and Sanguine are not used by English heralds. (See Heralds.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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