rouge /ˈruʒ, ||ˈruʤ/
Rouge a. red. [R.]
Rouge et noir , 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.
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.
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.
n : makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the
cheeks [syn: paint, blusher]
v : redden by applying rouge to; "she rouged her cheeks"