Definitions for redheadˈrɛdˌhɛd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

red•headˈrɛdˌhɛd(n.)

  1. a person with red hair.

  2. a North American diving duck, Aythya americana, the male of which has a chestnut-red head.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of redhead:

1655–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. redhead, redheader, red-header, carrottop(noun)

    someone who has red hair

  2. redhead, Aythya americana(noun)

    North American diving duck with a grey-and-black body and reddish-brown head

  3. redheaded woodpecker, redhead, Melanerpes erythrocephalus(noun)

    black-and-white North American woodpecker having a red head and neck

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. redhead(noun)ˈrɛdˌhɛd

    sb with red hair

Wiktionary

  1. redhead(Noun)

    A person with red hair.

  2. redhead(Noun)

    A North American duck (Aythya americana), highly esteemed as a game bird.

  3. redhead(Noun)

    The red-headed woodpecker.

  4. redhead(Noun)

    A kind of milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) with red flowers, formerly used in medicine.

  5. Origin: red + head

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redhead(noun)

    a person having red hair

  2. Redhead(noun)

    an American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also red-headed duck. American poachard, grayback, and fall duck. See Illust. under Poachard

  3. Redhead(noun)

    the red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker

  4. Redhead(noun)

    a kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with red flowers. It is used in medicine

Freebase

  1. Redhead

    The Redhead is a medium-sized diving duck, 37 cm long with an 84 cm wingspan. The adult male has a blue bill, a red head and neck, a black breast, and yellow eyes. The adult female has a brown head and body and a darker bluish bill with a black tip. The breeding habitat is marshes and prairie potholes in western North America. Loss of nesting habitat has led to sharply declining populations. Females regularly lay eggs in the nests of other Redheads or other ducks, especially Canvasbacks. Redheads usually take new mates each year, starting to pair in late winter. Following the breeding season, males go through a molt which leaves them flightless for almost a month. Before this happens, they leave their mates and move to large bodies of water, usually flying further north. They overwinter in the southern and north-eastern United States, the Great Lakes region, northern Mexico and the Caribbean. This strong migrant is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

redhead(noun)

a person with red hair.

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