Of the color called scarlet.
ETYM Old Eng. scarlat, scarlet, Old Fren. escarlate, French écarlate (cf. Pr. escarlat, escarlata, Spanish and Portu. escarlata, Italian scarlatto, Late Lat. scarlatum), from Per. sakirlât.
A variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge; SYN. vermilion, orange red.