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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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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