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  1. redbonenoun

    a speedy red or red-and-tan American hound


  1. redbonenoun

    A dark-red or tan coonhound

  2. redbonenoun

    An African American with relatively light skin; the skin color thereof

  3. Redbonenoun

    A member of any of several specific North American ethnic groups called Redbones


  1. Redbone

    Redbone is a song recorded by American rapper and singer Childish Gambino, the stage name of Donald Glover. It was released on November 17, 2016, and serves as the second single from his third studio album "Awaken, My Love!" The song received three Grammy Award nominations including Record of the Year at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, eventually winning the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.


  1. redbone

    Redbone can refer to a few different things depending on context: 1) In African American culture, "redbone" is a term used to refer to a light-skinned individual of African or mixed-race descent. The term stems from the red undertones that often accompany a lighter skin tone. 2) In music, "Redbone" is a popular song by artist Childish Gambino. 3) Redbone is also a breed of Coonhound, typically used for hunting raccoons, hence the name. The Redbone Coonhound is known for its agility, and its ability to hunt both day and night. 4) Redbone is also an American Funk, Soul, and Rock band from the 1970s, best known for their song "Come and Get Your Love". Always, the meaning depends on the context in which it's being used.


  1. Redbone

    Redbone is a Native American/Mexican American rock group that was most active in the 1970s. They reached the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 with the million-selling gold-certified single, "Come and Get Your Love".

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  1. deboner

  2. enrobed

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redbone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redbone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    • A. imperviousness
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