weoloc-rēad, adj: of the red colour that is got from the weoloc (a kind of shellfish or whelk), scarlet, purple. (WEH-ol-ock-RAY-ahd / ˈwɛɔ-lɔk-ˌɹeːad)

A purple parchment page of the Codex Argenteus, a sixth-century manuscript from northern Italy. [commons.wikimedia.org]

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