ruddle

noun
rud·​dle | \ˈrə-dᵊl \

Definition of ruddle 

(Entry 1 of 2)

ruddle

verb
ruddled; ruddling\ˈrəd-​liŋ, ˈrə-​dᵊl-​iŋ \

Definition of ruddle (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to color with or as if with red ocher : redden

First Known Use of ruddle

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ruddle

Noun

diminutive of rud red ocher

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