Middle English Dictionary Entry

sanguin(e adj.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) Of a blood-red color; of a garment: made of blood-red cloth; also, of persons: ruddy, usu. as the result of a sanguine complexion; (b) dominated by the humor blood; ~ humour, the humor blood; (c) dominated by a sanguine complexion; (d) of diseased conditions: caused by an excess of the humor blood; (e) consisting of or containing blood; of bodily parts: formed from the maternal blood; (f) as surname.

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Note: Med., etc. (sense (b)), see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. sanguine humour.