redbone

noun
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

Examples of redbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On their second date, at the Barker Field dog park in Richmond, Mr. Ledesma’s redbone coonhound, Sami, met Sullivan. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 That’s also the age of her redbone coonhound, Racer. Susan Hoffman, latimes.com, 2 July 2019 Dan, 3-1/2, is a 60-pound neutered male redbone coonhound mix who loves people. idahostatesman, 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of redbone

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Redbone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redbone. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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