Red Crescent



  • noun in Islamic countries, an international organisation dedicated to the medical care of the sick and wounded in wars and natural disasters


  • noun an international medical and relief organization in Islamic countries, which is closely connected to the Red Cross
  • noun an internationally recognized insignia, consisting of a red crescent-moon on a white background, used by the Red Crescent. It is displayed on military ambulances, hospital ships, and medical facilities, and worn by medical personnel in Islamic countries.