Meaning of madder

mad•der

Pronunciation: (mad'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the genus Rubia, esp. the climbing R. tinctorum, of Europe, having open clusters of small, yellowish flowers. Cf.
  2. the root of this plant, formerly used in dyeing.
  3. the dye or coloring matter itself.
  4. a color produced by such a dye.

mad•der

Pronunciation: (mad'ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. comparative of
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