pyrrhotism

noun
pyr·​rho·​tism | \ ˈpirəˌtizəm \
plural -s

Definition of pyrrhotism

: the condition or characteristic of having red hair

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History and Etymology for pyrrhotism

Greek pyrrhotēs redness (from pyrrhos red) + English -ism

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“Pyrrhotism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrrhotism. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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