red·​bone | \ ˈred-ˌbōn How to pronounce redbone (audio) \

Definition of redbone

: any of a breed of agile speedy coonhounds of U.S. origin having a usually solid dark red coat

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s also the age of her redbone coonhound, Racer. Susan Hoffman,, "From ThunderShirts to cannabis products, owners look to soothe their pets during the roar of the Fourth," 2 July 2019 Dan, 3-1/2, is a 60-pound neutered male redbone coonhound mix who loves people. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Dan," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of redbone

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Redbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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