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rud·dle(rŭd′l) also red·dle (rĕd′l) or rad·dle (răd′l)
Red ocherous iron ore, used in dyeing and marking.
tr.v. rud·dled, rud·dling, rud·dles also red·dled or red·dling or red·dles or rad·dled or rad·dling or rad·dles
To dye or mark with or as if with red ocher: ruddle sheep.
(Agriculture) a red ochre, used esp to mark sheep
(Agriculture) (tr) to mark (sheep) with ruddle
[C16: diminutive formed from Old English rudu redness; see rudd]
n., v. -dled, -dling. n.
1. a red variety of ocher, used for marking sheep, coloring, etc.v.t.
2. to mark or color with ruddle.
Past participle: ruddled
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|Noun||1.||ruddle - a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking|
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
|Verb||1.||ruddle - twist or braid together, interlace|
|2.||ruddle - redden as if with a red ocher color|
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"