Redhead


Redhead

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 plant species "Asclepias curassavica"
* A kind of stage light (800W tungsten light): see theatrical lighting
* "Redhead" (musical), a 1959 musical, for which Richard Kiley won the Best Actor Tony Award
* Redheads (matches), a brand of matches sold in Australia
* Ionization gauge (a.k.a. "Redhead gauge"), used to measure vacuum
* Brian Redhead (1929–1994), BBC Radio presenter on the "Today" programme
* Doreen Redhead, Manitoba judge
* "Redhead" (album)", an album by Bleu
* Redhead, New South Wales, Australia, a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie
* Red Head Records, a record label
* Redheadday, a festival in the Netherlands where thousends of people with red hair meet annually

Red-headed may refer to:

In zoology:

* Chinese red-headed centipede, centipede from East Asia and Australasia
* Red-headed Bunting, passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae
* Red-headed Titi, type of New World monkey
* Red-headed Vulture, species of Old World vulture found in South Asia
* Red-headed Woodpecker ("Melanerpes erythrocephalus"), small or medium-sized woodpecker

In other fields:

* "The Red-Headed League", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle
* Red-Headed Woman, 1932 film of the Pre-Code era
* "Mr. Monk and the Red-Headed Stranger", episode of "Monk"


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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

  • redhead — [[t]re̱dhed[/t]] redheads N COUNT A redhead is person, especially a woman, whose hair is a colour that is between red and brown …   English dictionary