Ruffed
Ruffed Ruffed, a. Furnished with a ruff. [1913 Webster]

{Ruffed grouse} (Zo["o]l.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa umbellus}) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season. Called also {tippet grouse}, {partridge}, {birch partridge}, {pheasant}, {drummer}, and {white-flesher}.

{ruffed lemur} (Zo["o]l.), a species of lemur ({lemur varius}) having a conspicuous ruff on the sides of the head. Its color is varied with black and white. Called also {ruffed maucaco}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ruffed — Ruff Ruff, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ruffed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruffing}.] 1. To ruffle; to disorder. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum. [1913 Webster] 3. (Hawking) To hit, as the prey, without fixing it.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruffed — adjective see ruff II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruffed — /ruft/, adj. displaying or wearing a ruff. [1570 80; RUFF1 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruffed — adjective having a ruff …   Wiktionary

  • ruffed — adj. having a high frilled collar rÊŒf v. play trump on (in a card game) n. act of playing a trump card; type of old card game (similar to whist) n. fancy high and frilled collar (worn during the 16th and 17th centuries); (Zoology) ring of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruffed — adjective Etymology: from past participle of ruff (III) : having, wearing, or furnished with a ruff …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ruffed grouse — Ruffed Ruffed, a. Furnished with a ruff. [1913 Webster] {Ruffed grouse} (Zo[ o]l.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa umbellus}) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruffed lemur — Ruffed Ruffed, a. Furnished with a ruff. [1913 Webster] {Ruffed grouse} (Zo[ o]l.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa umbellus}) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruffed maucaco — Ruffed Ruffed, a. Furnished with a ruff. [1913 Webster] {Ruffed grouse} (Zo[ o]l.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa umbellus}) common in the wooded districts of the Northern United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black feathers on each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruffed grouse — ruffed′ grouse′ n. orn a North American grouse of dense forests, Bonasa umbellus, having a tuft of black feathers on each side of the neck • Etymology: 1745–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

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