red·dish | \ˈre-dish \

Definition of reddish 

: tinged with red

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reddishness noun

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The iron in these 110-million-year-old reddish-brown rocks cements together grains of sand that once lined the wet banks of rivers, helping them maintain the shape of feet that stepped there millennia ago. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "Fossil hunting 101: Lessons from a self-taught dinosaur tracker," 16 June 2018 Residents who have reddish brown water may have pipes or water heaters that are rusting. Michael Livingston,, "Water quality report offers solutions to inconvenient troubles," 11 July 2018 This total lunar eclipse will also be a blood moon, a phenomenon that occurs when the eclipse casts a shadow and causes the moon to look reddish or coppery in hue. Southern Living, "July's Blood Moon Will Be the Longest Lunar Eclipse in 100 Years," 11 July 2018 Unlike other salamanders, the mudpuppy is aquatic for the entirety of its life cycle and is easily identified by its external bushy reddish gills visible behind its head. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Polishing a gem: Plan aims for St. Clair-Detroit River system improvements," 10 July 2018 In contrast, giant hogweed has a smooth stem with reddish spots and streaks and no dark flowers in the flower cap. Walter Reeves, ajc, "Confederate jasmine is excellent for an arbor," 4 July 2018 But such solar windows tend to have a reddish or brown tint that architects find unappealing. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells," 28 June 2018 Find the reddish planet at -1.8 magnitude, with strong views of it before dawn. Blaine Friedlander, Washington Post, "Space nerds, mark your calendar — Astronomy night on the Mall is Saturday," 20 June 2018 Yellow crime scene tape enclosed the parking lot outside Mariscos El Kora, a large single-story restaurant with a reddish roof and stone facade, where police shined flashlights around parked cars. Hannah Leone,, "Security guard in custody after Archer Heights shooting," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of reddish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of reddish

: somewhat red


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Kids Definition of reddish

: somewhat red

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