(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
(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" 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.