||Rouge et noir[F., red and black], a game at cards in which persons play against the owner of the bank; — so called because the table around which the players sit has certain compartments colored red and black, upon which the stakes are deposited. Hoyle.

(Rouge), n. [F.]

1. (Chem.) A red amorphous powder consisting of ferric oxide. It is used in polishing glass, metal, or gems, and as a cosmetic, etc. Called also crocus, jeweler's rouge, etc.

2. A cosmetic used for giving a red color to the cheeks or lips. The best is prepared from the dried flowers of the safflower, but it is often made from carmine. Ure.

(Rouge), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rouged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Rouging .] To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.

(Rouge), v. t. To tint with rouge; as, to rouge the face or the cheeks.

(Rouge`croix") n. [F., literally, red cross.] (Her.) One of the four pursuivants of the English college of arms.

Rouge dragon
(Rouge" drag`on) n. [F., literally, red dragon.] (Her.) One of the four pursuivants of the English college of arms.

(Rough) a. [Compar. Rougher ; superl. Roughest.] [OE. rou, rou, row, rugh, ruh, AS. rh; akin to LG. rug, D. rug, D. ruig, ruw, OHG. rh, G. rauh, rauch; cf. Lith. raukas wrinkle, rukti to wrinkle. &radic 18. Cf. Rug, n.]

1. Having inequalities, small ridges, or points, on the surface; not smooth or plain; as, a rough board; a rough stone; rough cloth. Specifically: (a) Not level; having a broken surface; uneven; — said of a piece of land, or of a road. "Rough, uneven ways." Shak.

(b) Not polished; uncut; — said of a gem; as, a rough diamond. (c) Tossed in waves; boisterous; high; — said of a sea or other piece of water.

More unequal than the roughest sea.
T. Burnet.

(Ro*tun"do) n. See Rotunda.

(Ro*tur"er) n. A roturier. [Obs.] Howell.

(||Ro`tu`rier") n. [F.] A person who is not of noble birth; specif., a freeman who during the prevalence of feudalism held allodial land.

(Rot"y) v. t. [See Rot.] To make rotten. [Obs.]

Well bet is rotten apple out of hoard,
Than that it roty all the remenant.

(||Rou"ble) n. A coin. See Ruble.

(Rouche) n. See Ruche.

(||Rou`é") n. [F., properly p. p. of rouer to break upon the wheel, fr. roue a wheel, L. rota. See Rotate, Rotary.] One devoted to a life of sensual pleasure; a debauchee; a rake.

(||Rou`et") n. [F.] A small wheel formerly fixed to the pan of firelocks for discharging them. Crabb.

(Rouge) a. [F., fr. L. rubeus red, akin to rubere to be red, ruber red. See Red.] red. [R.]

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