Redhead Red"head` (-h?d`), n. 1. A person having red hair. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (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}. See Illust. under {Poachard}. (b) The red-headed woodpecker. See {Woodpecker}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A kind of milkweed ({Asclepias Curassavica}) with red flowers. It is used in medicine. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Redhead — may refer to:* A person with red hair *Redhead (duck), a North American duck, Aythya americana * A colloquial name for the immatures and adult females (i.e., any non adult male) of some other ducks, notably smew and mergansers * The milkweed… …   Wikipedia

  • Redhead — Redhead, alias Steve Vangilbergen, est un DJ belge de musique électronique. Liens externes Site officiel Portail de la musique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • redhead — (n.) mid 13c., from RED (Cf. red) (1) + HEAD (Cf. head) (n.). The Carrot pate be sure you hate, for she l be true to no man [ballad, c.1680] …   Etymology dictionary

  • redhead — ► NOUN ▪ a person, especially a woman, with red hair …   English terms dictionary

  • redhead — [red′hed΄] n. 1. a person with red hair ☆ 2. a North American diving duck (Aythya americana): the male is similar to the canvasback in having a red head, black breast, and grayish body …   English World dictionary

  • redhead — 1. (redhead) (3411↑, 569↓) An exotic woman with a fiery temper. One of the most beautiful creatures on Earth, too bad there are so little of them. Rumored to have a three times as powerful sex drive as normal women (rumored by the Germans) Author …   Urban English dictionary

  • redhead — /red hed /, n. 1. a person having red hair. 2. an American diving duck, Aythya americana, the male of which has a bright chestnut red head. [1655 65; RED1 + HEAD] * * * ▪ bird       (Aythya americana), North American diving duck (family Anatidae) …   Universalium

  • Redhead — Recorded in a number of forms including Redhead, Redhed, Redhede, and the cognates Rednap, Redknapp and Rednap, this is an Anglo Scottish surname. It is one of a sizeable group of early medieval European surnames that were gradually created from… …   Surnames reference

  • Redhead — Original name in latin Redhead Name in other language Redhead State code AU Continent/City Australia/Sydney longitude 33.01667 latitude 151.71667 altitude 9999 Population 3337 Date 2012 02 02 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • redhead — UK [ˈredˌhed] / US noun [countable] Word forms redhead : singular redhead plural redheads someone who has red hair, especially a woman …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”