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ruddle

noun rud·dle \ ˈrə-dᵊl \

Definition of ruddle

Origin and Etymology of ruddle

diminutive of rud red ocher


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ruddle

verb

Definition of ruddle

ruddled; ruddling play \ˈrəd-liŋ, ˈrə-dᵊl-iŋ\
: to color with or as if with red ocher : redden

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