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noun
Redhead  n.  
1.
A person having red hair.
2.
(Zool.)
(a)
An American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also red-headed duck. American poachard, grayback, and fall duck.
(b)
The red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker.
3.
(Bot.) A kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with red flowers. It is used in medicine.






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"Redhead" Quotes from Famous Books



... so committing her to the care of the servant, I took leave of my friends, and made the best of my way to Hythe, hard off which a boat, I knew, awaited me; revolving, as I sped along, the best mode of procedure. I hailed the boat, and instructed one of the men—Dick Redhead, he was generally called, from his fiery poll—a sharp, clever fellow was Dick—to proceed immediately to the house I had left, and accompany the young woman to the spot indicated, and remain in ambush, ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 431 - Volume 17, New Series, April 3, 1852 • Various

... to suggest. Between Lancashire and Yorkshire there is always a suspicion of jealousy. It was intensified for the moment by these sombre pictures of 'this lawless, yet not unkindly population.' {17} A son-in-law of Mr. Redhead wrote to deny the account of that clergyman's association with Haworth. 'He gives another as true, in which I don't see any great difference.' Miss Martineau wrote sheet after sheet explanatory of her relations with Charlotte Bronte. 'Two ...
— Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle • Clement K. Shorter

... The olive-complexioned redhead grinned at him and turned back to her stack of boxes on the deck. She bent over and lifted one of the boxes to the operating table. Clay eyed her trim figure. "You might act like ma sometimes," he said, "but you sure don't look ...
— Code Three • Rick Raphael

... over the redhead again poked into view, and the fugitive made a movement with his hand to indicate his poor ...
— The House Boat Boys • St. George Rathborne

... Rick returned. His forehead creased. The dock had never been considered private property—at least not since the hotel was abandoned. He waited to see what the redhead wanted. ...
— Smugglers' Reef • John Blaine

... inches, 175 pounds. They wore belted, loose black tunics over full trousers which gathered into white cruiser boots. The comfortable uniforms concealed any slight differences in build. All twelve were lean of face, with hair cropped to the regulation half inch. Rip was the only redhead ...
— Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet • Harold Leland Goodwin



Words linked to "Redhead" :   woodpecker, soul, pecker, peckerwood, redheader, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, Aythya, red-header, somebody, duck, genus Aythya, Melanerpes, carrottop, genus Melanerpes, individual, someone, mortal



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