a red variety of ocher, used for marking sheep, coloring, etc.
verb (used with object), ruddled, ruddling.
to mark or color with ruddle.
a red ochre, used esp to mark sheep
(transitive) to mark (sheep) with ruddle
noun, plural ruddlemen. 1. a person who deals in ruddle.
noun, British Dialect. 1. robin (def 1). noun 1. (Brit) a dialect name for the robin (sense 1)
adjective, ruddier, ruddiest. 1. of or having a fresh, healthy red color: a ruddy complexion. 2. red or reddish. 3. British Slang. damned: a ruddy fool. adverb 4. British Slang. damned: He’d ruddy well better be there. adjective -dier, -diest 1. (of the complexion) having a healthy reddish colour, usually resulting from an outdoor life […]
noun 1. a stiff-tailed American duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, the adult male of which has a brownish-red body, black crown, and white cheeks. noun 1. a small duck, Oxyura jamaicensis, that inhabits marshes, ponds, etc, in North America and N South America and has a stiff upright tail. The male has a reddish-brown body and blue […]