One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: a red and pustular eruption of the skin of the face, probably rosacea. Later: a red rash in an infant or young child, probably miliaria rubra.
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Late Middle English; earliest use found in William Langland (c1325–c1390), poet. From red + gound<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Fergusson (1750–1774), poet. From red + gown.
red gown/ˌrɛd ˈɡaʊn/
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