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Definition of "madder" []

  • A southwest Asian perennial plant (Rubia tinctorum) having small yellow flowers, whorled leaves, and a red root. (noun)
  • The root of this plant, formerly an important source of the dye alizarin. (noun)
  • A red dye obtained from the roots of this plant. (noun)
  • A medium to strong red or reddish orange. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "madder" in a sentence
  • "What gets me even madder is that mcdonnell gave deeds so much ammo what with his grad school thesis and everything but deeds didn’t take full advantage of that … He also didn’t really “sell” himself here in nova like he should have .."
  • "He wanted to be known as madder than Michael, as even more frightening."
  • "The name, however, still lives, but is applied to rose madder, which is indeed indifferently called _Rose Madder_, _Pink"