Definition of puniceous in English:

puniceous

Pronunciation /pjuːˈnɪʃəs/

adjective

rare, historical
  • Of a bright red, reddish-purple, or reddish-yellow colour or shade.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From classical Latin pūniceus bright red, scarlet, crimson (from Pūnicus + -eus, partly after purpureus purple, and partly after ancient Greek ϕοινίκεος) + -ous.