reddish

adjective
red·​dish | \ ˈre-dish How to pronounce reddish (audio) \

Definition of reddish

: tinged with red

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reddishness noun

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Females tend to be predominantly gray, while males turn reddish brown. Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com, "Endangered Crowned Lemur Born at Newquay Zoo Already Knows How to Model like a Pro," 5 July 2019 Lobsters are typically reddish brown or greenish brown, and the rare blue coloration of this one comes from a genetic defect that causes the creature to overproduce a particular protein, according to the lobster institute. Michelle Lou, CNN, "A restaurant got a rare blue lobster in its shipment. Instead of cooking it, the owner is donating it to an aquarium," 14 June 2019 Authorities were called to a Thai restaurant in Windsor on May 29 regarding a foul odor and a reddish-brown liquid dripping from the ceiling of the restaurant, WFSB-TV reported. Fox News, "Fluids from dead body leads to closure of Connecticut restaurant: report," 11 June 2019 Following Lautner’s practice of using mahogany to add warmth to his modernist structures, Arahuete strategically paneled many of the walls with the reddish-brown wood. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 Following Lautner’s practice of using mahogany to add warmth to his modernist structures, Arahuete strategically paneled many of the walls with the reddish-brown wood. Tina Daunt, latimes.com, "Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 6 June 2019 The wolf’s coat has reddish-brown undertones, and there’s white, beardlike fur around its muzzle and jaw. Ingfei Chen, The New Yorker, "The Persuasive Power of the Wolf Lady," 29 May 2019 Mendes has had reddish-brown hair before but this is the first time it's looked so, as Lorenzano said, multidimensional. Elizabeth Denton, Allure, "Eva Mendes Added Sweet Strawberry Highlights to Her Brown Hair for Summer," 16 Apr. 2019 The reddish shade is a common choice among Black women, because it can be achieved on naturally dark hair without bleaching. Aimee Simeon, refinery29.com, "Your Box Braid Debate Is Over — Rihanna's Red Colour Is It," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of reddish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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reddish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reddish

: somewhat red

reddish

adjective
red·​dish | \ ˈre-dish How to pronounce reddish (audio) \

Kids Definition of reddish

: somewhat red

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