(?), a. [L. luridus.] 1. Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.
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Fierce o'er their beauty blazed the lurid flame.
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Wrapped in drifts of lurid smoke
On the misty river tide.
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2. (Bot.) Having a brown color tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
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3. (Zol.) Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.
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4. Vivid, sensational, or shocking; graphic or melodramatic; as, the lurid details of a murder.


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