[red-leg-id, -legd] /ˈrɛdˌlɛg ɪd, -ˌlɛgd/
a migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus femur-rubrum, of the southwestern and midwestern U.S., having reddish skin on the underside of the hind legs: an agricultural pest.
- Red-legged partridge
noun 1. a partridge, Alectoris rufa, having a reddish tail, red legs and bill, and flanks barred with chestnut, black, and white: common on farmlands and heaths in SW Europe, including Britain
adjective 1. marked by red letters, as festival days in the church calendar. 2. memorable; especially important or happy: a red-letter day in his life.
verb (used with object), red-lighted, red-lighting. 1. Informal. to stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light. redlight
verb (used with object), red-lighted, red-lighting. 1. Informal. to stop or deter by means of or as if with a red light. noun 1. a red lamp, used as a traffic signal to mean “stop.”. 2. an order or directive to halt an action, project, etc.: There’s a red light on all unnecessary expenses. 3. […]