Middle English Dictionary Entry

scarlē̆t n.
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The color scarlet; also, scarlet dye; red ~.
(a) A kind of rich cloth; cloth of scarlet color; a piece of such cloth; red ~; (b) clothes (cote, coverlite, hod, mantel, etc.) of ~, clothes (a coat, coverlet, hood, mantle, etc.) of such cloth, perh. of scarlet color; (c) such cloth used as a robe, garment, an article of clothing, etc.; welsh ~, ?iron. an old, worn-out piece of clothing; (d) used fig.