Oxblood or oxblood, also called temptress, is a color that has a deep red hue. It is similar to burgundy but has fewer purple tones and darker browns. The French term sang-de-boeuf, or oxblood, with the same meaning (but also “cow’s blood”) is used in various English contexts, but particularly on pottery, where the sang de boeuf glaze is a classic of color pottery. Chinese ceramic glaze. The name is often used in fashion, especially for shoes. The term oxblood can be used to describe a range of colors from red through reddish purple to nearly black with red, brown, and blue undertones.