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recreationist
/rek'ree ay"sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person who advocates that national parks, seashores, lakes, etc., be preserved in their natural state for recreation, farming, or scientific ...
recreationroom
recreation room n. A room in a house or institution suited for games, dancing, or other kinds of recreation. * * *
recreative
See recreate. * * *
recrement
—recremental, adj. /rek"reuh meuhnt/, n. 1. Physiol. a secretion, as saliva, that is reabsorbed by the body. 2. refuse separated from anything; dross. [1590-1600; < MF < L ...
recremental
See recrement. * * *
recriminalize
v.t., recriminalized, recriminalizing. * * *
recriminate
—recrimination, n. —recriminative, recriminatory /ri krim"euh neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —recriminator, n. /ri krim"euh nayt'/, v., recriminated, recriminating. v.i. 1. ...
recrimination
re·crim·i·na·tion (rĭ-krĭm'ə-nāʹshən) n. 1. The act of recriminating. 2. A countercharge. 3. Law. A defense in an action for divorce in which the accused party makes a ...
recriminative
See recriminate. * * *
recriminator
See recriminative. * * *
recriminatory
See recriminative. * * *
recriticize
v.t., recriticized, recriticizing. * * *
recroom
rec room (rĕk) n. Informal A recreation room. * * *
recross
v. * * *
recrown
v.t. * * *
recrudesce
/ree'krooh des"/, v.i., recrudesced, recrudescing. to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent. [1880-85; < L recrudescere to become raw ...
recrudescence
—recrudescent, adj. /ree'krooh des"euhns/, n. breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence. Also, recrudescency. [1715-25; < L ...
recrudescent
See recrudescence. * * *
recruit
—recruitable, adj. —recruiter, n. /ri krooht"/, n. 1. a newly enlisted or drafted member of the armed forces. 2. a new member of a group, organization, or the like. 3. a ...
recruiter
See recruit. * * *
recruitment
/ri krooht"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or process of recruiting. 2. Physiol. an increase in the response to a stimulus owing to the activation of additional receptors, resulting from ...
recrystallize
—recrystallization, n. /ree kris"tl uyz'/, v., recrystallized, recrystallizing. v.i. 1. to become crystallized again. 2. Metall. (of a metal) to acquire a new granular ...
rect
rect abbrev. 1. receipt 2. rectangle 3. rectangular * * *
rect-
var. of recti- before a vowel: rectangle. * * *
rect.
1. receipt. 2. rectangle. 3. rectangular. 4. (in prescriptions) rectified. [ < L rectificatus] 5. rector. 6. rectory. * * *
recta
/rek"teuh/, n. a pl. of rectum. * * *
rectal
—rectally, adv. /rek"tl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or for the rectum. [1870-75; RECT(UM) + -AL1] * * *
rectally
See rectal. * * *
rectangle
/rek"tang'geuhl/, n. a parallelogram having four right angles. [1565-75; < ML rectangulum, LL rectiangulum right-angled triangle (n. use of neut. of rectiangulus having a right ...
rectangular
—rectangularity /rek tang'gyeuh lar"i tee/, rectangularness, n. —rectangularly, adv. /rek tang"gyeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. shaped like a rectangle. 2. having the base or section in ...
rectangular coordinates
Math. a coordinate system in which the axes meet at right angles. Also called rectangular coordinate system. [1860-65] * * *
rectangular hyperbola
Geom. a hyperbola with transverse and conjugate axes equal to each other. Also called equiangular hyperbola, equilateral hyperbola. [1880-85] * * *
rectangularcoordinate
rectangular coordinate n. A coordinate in a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system. * * *
rectangularity
See rectangular. * * *
rectangularly
See rectangularity. * * *
recti
/rek"tuy/, n. pl. of rectus. * * *
recti-
a combining form meaning "right," "straight," used in the formation of compound words: rectilinear. Also, esp. before a vowel, rect-. [ < L recti-, comb. form of rectus RIGHT] * ...
rectifiable
/rek"teuh fuy'euh beuhl/, adj. 1. able to be rectified. 2. Math. of or pertaining to a curve or arc that has finite length. [1640-50; RECTIFY + -ABLE] * * *
rectification
/rek'teuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of rectifying, or the fact of being rectified. 2. Astrol. the method by which the known times of major events in one's life are used to ...
rectifier
/rek"teuh fuy'euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that rectifies. 2. Elect. an apparatus in which current flows more readily in one direction than the other, for changing an ...
rectify
/rek"teuh fuy'/, v.t., rectified, rectifying. 1. to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct: He sent them a check to rectify his account. 2. to put right by adjustment or ...
rectilinear
—rectilinearly, adv. /rek'tl in"ee euhr/, adj. 1. forming a straight line. 2. formed by straight lines. 3. characterized by straight lines. 4. moving in a straight line. Also, ...
rectilinearly
See rectilinear. * * *
rectirostral
/rek'teuh ros"treuhl/, adj. (of a bird) having a straight bill. [RECTI- + ROSTRAL] * * *
rectitude
/rek"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue: the rectitude of her motives. 2. correctness: rectitude of judgment. 3. straightness. [1400-50; ...
rectitudinous
—rectitudinously, adv. /rek'ti toohd"n euhs, -tyoohd"-/, adj. 1. characterized by or given to rectitude. 2. virtuously self-righteous; pious. [1895-1900; < LL rectitudin- (s. ...
recto
/rek"toh/, n., pl. rectos. Print. a right-hand page of an open book or manuscript; the front of a leaf (opposed to verso). [1815-25; < LL recto (folio) on the right-hand (leaf or ...
Recto, Claro Mayo
▪ Filipino statesman born , Feb. 8, 1890, Tiaong, Phil. died Oct. 2, 1960, Rome, Italy       statesman and leader of the “Filipino-first” movement that attacked ...
recto-
recto- [rek′tō, rek′tə] 〚< L rectum: see RECTUM〛 combining form rectum, rectum and [rectocele]: also, before a vowel, rect- * * *
rectocele
/rek"teuh seel'/, n. a hernia of the rectum into the vagina. [1855-60; RECT(UM) + -O- + -CELE1] * * * ▪ medical disorder       disorder in which the rectum bulges into ...
rector
—rectorial /rek tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. /rek"teuhr/, n. 1. a member of the clergy in charge of a parish in the Protestant Episcopal Church. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. an ...
rectorate
/rek"teuhr it/, n. the office, dignity, or term of a rector. Also, rectorship. [1715-25; < ML rectoratus office of rector, equiv. to L rector- (s. of rector) RECTOR + -atus ...
rectorial
See rectorate. * * *
rectory
/rek"teuh ree/, n., pl. rectories. 1. a rector's house; parsonage. 2. Brit. a benefice held by a rector. [1530-40; < ML rectoria, equiv. to L rector- (s. of rector) RECTOR + -ia ...
rectrix
—rectricial /rek trish"euhl/, adj. /rek"triks/, n., pl. rectrices /rek truy"seez, rek"treuh seez'/. Ornith. one of the tail feathers of a bird controlling direction during ...
rectum
/rek"teuhm/, n., pl. rectums, recta /-teuh/. Anat. the comparatively straight, terminal section of the intestine, ending in the anus. See diag. under intestine. [1535-45; < NL ...
rectus
/rek"teuhs/, n., pl. recti /-tuy/. Anat. any of several straight muscles, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye, etc. [1695-1705; < NL rectus (musculus) straight (muscle)] * * *
Recuay
▪ ancient South American culture       pre-Columbian culture and site near present-day Recuay in the Callejón de Huaylas Valley of the northern highlands of Peru. ...
recultivate
v.t., recultivated, recultivating. * * *
recumbence
See recumbent. * * *
recumbency
See recumbence. * * *
recumbent
—recumbency, recumbence, n. —recumbently, adv. /ri kum"beuhnt/, adj. 1. lying down; reclining; leaning. 2. inactive; idle. 3. Zool., Bot. noting a part that leans or reposes ...
recumbently
See recumbence. * * *
recuperate
—recuperation, n. /ri kooh"peuh rayt', -kyooh"-/ v. recuperated, recuperating. v.i. 1. to recover from sickness or exhaustion; regain health or strength. 2. to recover from ...
recuperation
See recuperate. * * *
recuperative
—recuperativeness, n. /ri kooh"peuhr euh tiv, -peuh ray'tiv, -kyooh"-/, adj. 1. that recuperates. 2. having the power of recuperating. 3. pertaining to recuperation: ...
recuperative furnace
a furnace having its incoming air heated by exhaust gases, the passage of air and gases through the furnace being always in the same direction. Cf. regenerative furnace. * * *
recuperator
/ri kooh"peuh ray'teuhr, -kyooh"-/, n. 1. a person or thing that recuperates. 2. (in a recuperative furnace) a system of thin-walled ducts through which incoming air and ...
recuperatory
See recuperation. * * *
recur
/ri kerr"/, v.i., recurred, recurring. 1. to occur again, as an event, experience, etc. 2. to return to the mind: The idea kept recurring. 3. to come up again for consideration, ...
recurrence
/ri kerr"euhns, -kur"-/, n. 1. an act or instance of recurring. 2. return to a previous condition, habit, subject, etc. 3. recourse. [1640-50; RECUR + -ENCE] * * *
recurrent
—recurrently, adv. /ri kerr"euhnt, -kur"-/, adj. 1. that recurs; occurring or appearing again, esp. repeatedly or periodically. 2. Anat. turned back so as to run in a reverse ...
recurrent fever
Pathol. See relapsing fever. * * *
recurrentfever
recurrent fever n. See relapsing fever. * * *
recurrently
See recurrent. * * *
recurring
—recurringly, adv. /ri kerr"ing, -kur"-/, adj. occurring or appearing again. [RECUR + -ING1] * * *
recurring decimal
Math. See repeating decimal. [1795-1805] * * *
recurringdecimal
re·cur·ring decimal (rĭ-kûrʹĭng, -kŭrʹ-) n. See repeating decimal. * * *
recursion
/ri kerr"zheuhn/, n. Math., Computers. the process of defining a function or calculating a number by the repeated application of an algorithm. [1925-30; < LL recursion- (s. of ...
recursion formula
Math. a formula for determining the next term of a sequence from one or more of the preceding terms. Also called recurrence formula. [1925-30] * * *
recursive
—recursively, adv. —recursiveness, n. /ri kerr"siv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or using a rule or procedure that can be applied repeatedly. 2. Math., Computers. pertaining to or ...
recursive definition
Logic. a definition consisting of a set of rules such that by repeated application of the rules the meaning of the definiendum is uniquely determined in terms of ideas that are ...
recursive function
▪ mathematics       in logic and mathematics, a type of function or expression predicating some concept or property of one or more variables, which is specified by a ...
recurvate
/ri kerr"vit, -vayt/, adj. bent back or backward; recurved. [1590-1600; < L recurvatus (ptp. of recurvare) to bend backwards, equiv. to re- RE- + curv(us) CURVE + -atus -ATE1] * ...
recurvation
See recurve. * * *
recurve
/ri kerrv"/, v.t., v.i., recurved, recurving. to curve or bend back or backward. [1590-1600; < L recurvare, equiv. to re- RE- + curvare to CURVE] * * *
recurved
/ree kerrvd"/, adj. curved upward, as the bill of a bird. [1590-1600; see RECURVE, -ED2] * * *
Recurvirostridae
▪ bird family  bird family (order Charadriiformes) composed of seven species of moderately large (29–48 cm [11–19 inches] ) wading birds characterized by extremely long ...
recusal
/ri kyooh"zeuhl/, n. Law. the disqualification of a judge for a particular lawsuit or proceeding, esp. due to some possible conflict of interest or prejudice. [1955-60; RECUSE + ...
recusancy
/rek"yeuh zeuhn see, ri kooh"-/, n. 1. the state of being recusant. 2. obstinate refusal or opposition. [1555-65; RECUS(ANT) + -ANCY] * * *
recusant
/rek"yeuh zeuhnt, ri kyooh"zeuhnt/, adj. 1. refusing to submit, comply, etc. 2. obstinate in refusal. 3. Eng. Hist. refusing to attend services of the Church of England. n. 4. a ...
recuse
—recusation /rek'yoo zay"sheuhn/, n. /ri kyoohz"/, v., recused, recusing. v.t. 1. to reject or challenge (a judge or juror) as disqualified to act, esp. because of interest or ...
recut
v., recut, recutting. * * *
recyclable
See recycle. * * *
recycle
—recyclable, adj. —recyclability, n. —recycler, recyclist, n. /ree suy"keuhl/, v., recycled, recycling, n. v.t. 1. to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to ...
recycler
See recyclable. * * *
recycling
or materials salvage Recovery and reuse of materials from consumed products. The main motives for recycling have been the increasing scarcity and cost of natural resources ...
red
red1 —redly, adv. /red/, n. adj., redder, reddest. n. 1. any of various colors resembling the color of blood; the primary color at one extreme end of the visible spectrum, an ...
Red
/red/, n. a male or female given name. * * * (as used in expressions) red blood corpuscle red blood cell Red Army Faction Barber Red Erik the Red Grange Red Great Red Spot Red ...
red admiral
red admiral n. 〚see ADMIRAL〛 a purplish-black European and North American butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) with white spots near the tips of the forewings and bright-orange bands ...
red admiral.
See under admiral (def. 6). [1830-40] * * *
red alder
—red-alder, adj. 1. a tree, Alnus oregona (or A. rubra), of western North America, having smooth, mottled light gray bark and oval serrate leaves. 2. the hard, red wood of this ...
red alert
1. (in military or civilian defense) the most urgent form of alert, signaling that an enemy attack is believed to be imminent. 2. the signal or alarm sounded for this alert. Cf. ...
red algae
marine algae of the phylum Rhodophyta, in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment. [1850-55] * * * ▪ protist       members of the division ...
Red and the Black, The
(French, Le Rouge et le Noir) a novel (1832) by Stendhal. * * *
Red Angus
one of a subpopulation of Aberdeen Angus beef cattle having a reddish coat. * * *
red ant
any of various reddish ants, esp. the Pharaoh ant. [1660-70] * * *
Red Army
the Soviet army. * * * Army of the Soviet Union. Formed in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917, its first civilian leader was Leon Trotsky, who proved a brilliant ...
Red Army Faction
▪ German radical leftist group also called  Red Army Fraction , byname  Baader-Meinhof Gang , German  Rote Armee Fraktion, Baader-Meinhof Gruppe        West ...
Red Arrows
a team of planes from the British Royal Air Force which is famous for its skilful flying displays. The planes are red, and let out long streams of coloured smoke. * * *
Red Badge of Courage, The
a novel (1895) by Stephen Crane. * * *
Red Bank
a borough in E central New Jersey. 12,031. * * *
red bat
▪ mammal species also called  Eastern red bat        migratory vesper bat (family Vespertilionidae) found in wooded areas of North America. It is about 10 cm (4 ...
red bay
an evergreen tree, Persea borbonia, of the eastern coast of the U.S., having faintly bluish-green leaves and blue or blue-black, red-stalked fruit, grown as an ornamental. Also ...
Red Berets
a popular name for the British Army’s Parachute Regiment. Compare Green Berets, Red Devils. * * *
red birch.
See river birch. [1775-85, Amer.] * * *
red bird
red1 (def. 6). [1965-70] * * *
red blood cell
Physiol. one of the cells of the blood, which in mammals are enucleate disks concave on both sides, contain hemoglobin, and carry oxygen to the cells and tissues and carbon ...
Red Bluff
▪ California, United States       city, seat (1857) of Tehama county, northern California, U.S. It lies along the Sacramento River, 115 miles (185 km) north-northwest ...
Red Branch
Irish Legend. the warriors of Conchobar, alienated from him after his treachery to Deirdre and Naoise. * * *
red brass
an alloy of from 77 to 86 percent copper with the balance zinc; Mannheim gold. [1830-40] * * *
Red Brigades
an extreme leftist terrorist organization in Italy. [trans. of It Brigate rosse] * * * Italian Brigate Rosse Extreme left-wing terrorist organization in Italy. Its ...
red bug
▪ insect also called  Stainer, Firebug, or Pyrrhocorid Bug,         any insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae (order Heteroptera), which contains more than 300 species. ...
Red Bull Theatre
▪ historical theatre, Islington, London, United Kingdom       London public playhouse in Upper Street, Clerkenwell, built in about 1600–05 by Aaron Holland and noted ...
red cabbage
a variety of the edible cabbage, Brassica oleracea, having deep reddish-purple leaves. [1605-15] * * *
red card
Soccer. a red card shown by the referee to a player being sent off the field for a flagrant violation. Cf. yellow card. * * *
red carpet
—red-carpet, adj. 1. a red strip of carpet placed on the ground for high-ranking dignitaries to walk on when entering or leaving a building, vehicle, or the like. 2. a display ...
red cedar
1. Also called eastern red cedar, savin. an American, coniferous tree, Juniperus virginiana, yielding a fragrant, reddish wood used for making lead pencils, etc. 2. the western ...
red cell
a red blood cell. [1880-85] * * *
red cent
Informal. a cent, as representative of triviality: His promise isn't worth a red cent. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
Red Chamber
Canadian Informal. the Canadian Senate chamber. * * *
Red China
Informal. See China, People's Republic of. * * *
red chokeberry.
See under chokeberry (def. 1). * * *
red clay
—red-clay, adj. Geol. a brown to red, widely distributed deep-sea deposit consisting chiefly of microscopic particles and tinted red by iron oxides and manganese. [1350-1400; ...
Red Cloud
Red Cloud 1822-1909; Dakota Indian chief * * * orig. Mahpiua Luta born 1822, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, U.S. died Dec. 10, 1909, Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. American ...
red clover
a clover, Trifolium pratense, having red flowers, grown for forage: the state flower of Vermont. [bef. 900; OE (not recorded in ME)] * * *
red cluster pepper
a tropical, woody plant, Capsicum annuum fasciculatum, having erect, very pungent, red fruit in small clusters. * * *
red coral
any of several alcyonarian corals of the genus Corallium, as C. nobile, of the Mediterranean Sea, having a red or pink skeleton, used for jewelry. Also called precious ...
red corpuscle
a red blood cell. [1840-50] * * *
red count
a count of the red cells in a person's blood. Cf. blood count. * * *
red crab
      Pacific crab species closely related to the Dungeness crab (q.v.). * * *
Red Crescent
an organization functioning as the Red Cross in Muslim countries. * * *
Red Cross
1. an international philanthropic organization (Red Cross Society), formed in consequence of the Geneva Convention of 1864, to care for the sick and wounded in war, secure ...
Red Cross and Red Crescent
▪ charitable organization in full  International Movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent , formerly (until 1986)  International Red Cross    humanitarian agency with ...
red currant
1. any of various currant shrubs of the genus Ribes, bearing an edible, red fruit. 2. the fruit itself. [1620-30] * * *
red deer
1. a deer, Cervus elaphus, of Europe and Asia, having a reddish-brown summer coat. See illus. under stag. 2. the white-tailed deer, Odocoileus virginianus, in its summer ...
Red Deer
a city in S central Alberta, in W Canada. 46,393. * * * Species of deer (Cervus elaphus), sometimes called elk, native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It is found in ...
Red Deer River
▪ river, Canada       river in southern Alberta, Canada, a major tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. Rising in the Front Ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains ...
Red Delicious.
a deep-red type of Delicious apple. * * *
Red Desert.
See Nefud Desert. * * *
red devil
Slang. red1 (def. 6). [1965-70] * * *
Red Devils
a team from the British Parachute Regiment who are famous for their skilful skydiving displays, in which they jump from planes and let out streams of coloured smoke as they ...
red dog
Cards. a gambling game played by two to ten persons with a pack of 52 cards, in which players bet in turn that their hands contain a card of the same suit as the top card of the ...
red dogwood
1. a Eurasian dogwood, Cornus sanguinea, having greenish-white flowers and dark-red branches. 2. a variety of flowering dogwood, Cornus florida rubra, having red or pink ...
red drum
Ichthyol. a large, edible drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, living in waters off the Atlantic coast of the U.S. Also called channel bass. [1700-10, Amer.] * * *
red duster
a red ensign having the Union Jack as a canton, flown by most British merchant ships. [1880-85] * * *
red dwarf
Astron. any of the faint reddish stars having diameters about half that of the sun and low surface temperatures, about 2000-3000 K; a main sequence star of spectral type ...
red dye
red dye n. any of several artificial red pigments added to cosmetics or food: dyes number two and number four are banned by the FDA as possible carcinogenic additives * * *
red eft.
See under eft1 (def. 1). * * *
red ensign
(also infml red duster) n [usu sing] the flag of the British merchant navy, first used in 1674. It is red with a Union Jack in the top left quarter: The ship was flying the red ...
Red Eyebrows
Chinese peasant band that formed in response to the unrest and civil war following the floods and famines that accompanied disastrous changes in the course of the Huang He ...
red feed
small red marine crustaceans of various species that are a major source of food for many commercially important fishes. * * *
red fescue
a grass, Festuca rubra, of the meadows of the North Temperate Zone, having green, reddish, or bluish-green flower clusters. [1895-1900] * * *
red fir
1. any of several firs, as Abies magnifica, of the western U.S., having a reddish bark. 2. the light, soft wood of these trees. 3. See Douglas fir. [1835-45] * * *
red fire
any of various combustible preparations, as one containing strontium nitrate, that burn with a vivid red light: used chiefly in pyrotechnic displays and in signaling. [1810-20] * ...
red flag
1. the symbol or banner of a left-wing revolutionary party. 2. a danger signal. 3. something that provokes an angry or hostile reaction: The talk about raising taxes was a red ...
red flash
a red coloration of the lower portion of the sun, occasionally seen as the sun rises above or sinks to the horizon. * * *
red flour beetle
a reddish-brown flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, that feeds on stored grain, dried fruit, etc. * * *
Red Fort
▪ fort, India also called  Lāl Qalʿah , also spelled  Lāl Kila        Mughal fort in Old Delhi, India. It was so called because of its red sandstone walls, which ...
red fox
a fox, Vulpes vulpes, usually having orangish-red to reddish-brown fur. See illus. under fox. [1630-40, Amer.] * * * or common fox Either of two fox species: Vulpes vulpes, ...
red giant
Astron. a star in an intermediate stage of evolution, characterized by a large volume, low surface temperature, and reddish hue. [1915-20] * * *
red goatfish
a goatfish, Mullus auratus. * * *
red grouse
a grouse, Lagopus lagopus scoticus, of the British Isles, a subspecies of willow ptarmigan lacking white winter plumage. [1770-80] * * *
Red Guard
a member of a Chinese Communist youth movement in the late 1960s, committed to the militant support of Mao Zedong. [1965-70; trans. of Chin hóng wèibing] * * *
Red Guards
Paramilitary units of radical university and high-school students formed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Responding in 1966 to Mao Zedong's call to revitalize the ...
red gum
1. any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus, esp. E. camaldulensis, having smooth, gray bark. 2. the hard, reddish wood of this tree, used for making railroad ties, fence ...
Red Hand of Ulster
the symbol of Ulster (= Northern Ireland), shown as a red upright hand cut off at the wrist. It was originally the symbol of one of Ulster’s ruling families, the O’Neills. * ...
red hat
1. the broad-brimmed official hat of a Roman Catholic cardinal, symbolic of the office or rank of a cardinal. 2. a cardinal. Also called scarlet hat. [1590-1600] * * *
Red Hats
the original sect of Tibetan Buddhist monks, whose doctrines were much influenced by the earlier Bön religion. Cf. Yellow Hats. * * *
red heart
a treelike Californian shrub, Ceanothus spinosus, of the buckthorn family, having pale blue or white flowers. [1825-35] * * *
red heat
1. the temperature of a red-hot body. 2. the condition of being red-hot. [1680-90] * * *
red heifer
▪ Judaism Hebrew  Para Adumma,         in Jewish history, unblemished, never-before-yoked animal that was slaughtered and burned to restore ritual purity to those who ...
red herring
1. a smoked herring. 2. something intended to divert attention from the real problem or matter at hand; a misleading clue. 3. Also called red-herring prospectus. Finance. a ...
red hind
/huynd/ a grouper, Epinephelus guttatus, of Florida, the West Indies, etc., valued as a food fish. * * *
Red Hot Chili Peppers
a US rock band started in 1983 whose music combines funk, hip hop and rock. The band members, especially leader singer Anthony Kiedis (1962– ), are particularly known for ...
Red Hot Organization
(abbr RHO) a charity set up in 1989 to raise money for the treatment of the disease AIDS around the world. It mostly receives money from the sale of pop music albums. * * *
Red Indian
Sometimes Offensive. Indian (def. 1). [1825-35] * * *
red ink
1. a financial deficit; business loss. 2. the condition of showing a business loss. [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
Red Jacket
(Sagoyewatha) c1756-1830, Seneca leader. * * * ▪ Seneca chief original name  Otetiani , also called  Sagoyewatha  born 1758?, Canoga, New York [U.S.] died January 20, ...
red jungle fowl.
See under jungle fowl. * * *
red kowhai
/koh"wuy/ parrot's-bill. [kowhai < Maori kowhai, kohai; cf. PARROT'S-BILL] * * *
red label
the phrase warning against fire hazards required by the Interstate Commerce Commission to be shown on the containers and shipping documents of inflammable materials while in ...
red larkspur
a plant, Delphinium nudicaule, of the buttercup family, native to the western coast of the U.S., having orange-red or sometimes yellow flowers. * * *
red lead
/led/, n. an orange to red, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, Pb3O4, obtained by heating litharge in the presence of air: used chiefly as a paint pigment, in the ...
red light
1. a red lamp, used as a traffic signal to mean "stop." 2. an order or directive to halt an action, project, etc.: There's a red light on all unnecessary expenses. 3. a ...
red line
Ice Hockey. a line of the color red that is parallel to and equidistant from the goal lines and divides the rink in half. [1960-65] * * *
red liquor.
See mordant rouge. [1830-40] * * *
red maids
a fleshy plant, Calandrinia ciliata menziesi, of the purslane family, native to the western U.S., having rose-colored or crimson flowers. * * *
red man
Sometimes Offensive. a North American Indian. [1600-10] * * *
red maple
a tree, Acer rubrum, of eastern North America, growing in moist soil and usually having red flowers and leaves that turn bright red in autumn. Also called swamp maple. [1760-70, ...
Red Mass
Rom. Cath. Ch. a votive Mass of the Holy Ghost said as a blessing for the legal profession. * * *
red meat
any meat that is dark-colored before cooking, as beef, lamb, venison, or mutton (distinguished from white meat). [1895-1900] * * *
red mercuric oxide.
See under mercuric oxide. * * *
red mercuric sulfide.
See under mercuric sulfide. * * *
red mombin
/mohm been"/. See purple mombin. * * *
red mulberry.
See under mulberry (def. 2). [1710-20, Amer.] * * *
red mullet
a goatfish or surmullet. [1755-65] * * *
Red No. 2
an artificial red dye used in foods, drugs, and cosmetics: banned by the FDA in 1976 as a possible carcinogen. * * *
Red Nose Day
(in Britain) a day of events and activities organized every two years by Comic Relief to collect money for charity. Performances by famous comedians are shown during the day on ...
red nose.
Vet. Pathol. See infectious bovine rhinotracheitis. * * *
red oak
1. any of several oak trees, as Quercus rubra, or Q. falcata, of North America. 2. the hard, cross-grained wood of these trees. [1625-35, Amer.] * * * ▪ subgenus  any member ...
red ocher
any of the red natural earths, mixtures of hematite, that are used as pigments. [1565-75] * * *
red orpiment
Mineral. realgar. * * *
red osier
1. Also called red-osier dogwood. a North American dogwood, Cornus sericea (or C. stolonifera), having red twigs and branches and white fruits. 2. any willow having reddish twigs ...
red oxide of zinc
Mineral. zincite. * * *
red panda
red panda n. LESSER PANDA * * *
red pepper
1. cayenne. 2. a pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, cultivated in many varieties, the yellow or red pods of which are used for flavoring, sauces, etc. 3. the mild, ripe fruit of the ...
red pine
1. a pine, Pinus resinosa, of northeastern North America, having needles in groups of two and reddish bark. 2. the wood of this tree, valued as timber. Also called Norway ...
Red Poll
one of a breed of red, hornless, dual-purpose cattle, raised originally in England. Also, Red Polled. [1890-95] * * *
red prussiate of potash.
See potassium ferricyanide. * * *
red rag
something that arouses anger; a provocation; red flag: A mere mention of the incident is a red rag to him. [1690-1700] * * *
red rat snake.
See corn snake. * * *
red ribbon
a badge, banner, rosette, or the like made of red-colored ribbon or other material and used to signify the achievement of second place, as in a contest. Cf. blue ...
Red Riding Hood
➡ Little Red Riding Hood. * * *
Red River
1. a river flowing E from NW Texas along the S boundary of Oklahoma into the Mississippi River in Louisiana. ab. 1300 mi. (2095 km) long. 2. Also called Red River of the North. a ...
Red River Campaign
▪ American Civil War  (March 10–May 22, 1864), in the American Civil War, unsuccessful Union effort to seize control of the important cotton-growing states of Louisiana, ...
red river hog
      African hoofed mammal, a subspecies of bush pig (q.v.). * * *
Red River Indian War
(1874–75) Uprising of Indian warriors from reservation tribes (Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Kataka). After settlement of southwestern tribes on reservations in ...
Red River of the North
River, northern U.S. and southern Canada. It flows north, forming the Minnesota–North Dakota boundary, before entering Manitoba and emptying into Lake Winnipeg after a course ...
Red River Settlement
▪ colony, Canada       (1811–36), colony in Canada on the banks of the Red River near the mouth of the Assiniboine River (in present-day Manitoba). The colony was ...
Red River Valley
a traditional US song, sung especially by cowboys. It is about a man who is told that the woman he loves is going to move away. It begins with the line ‘From this valley they ...
Red River War
a punitive campaign (1874-75) led by General Sheridan against hostile Indians in the region of the Red River and the Llano Estacado. * * *
Red Rock River
      section of the Jefferson River (q.v.), one of the three headstreams of the Missouri River. * * *
red rose
Eng. Hist. the emblem of the royal house of Lancaster. Cf. Wars of the Roses, white rose. * * *
red rot
Plant Pathol. any of several fungal diseases of sugarcane, sorgo, and some trees, characterized by a red discoloration within the affected stalks. [1590-1600] * * *
red rover
a children's game in which two teams, some distance apart, face each other and take turns designating an opposing player to run toward their line. Any player who fails to break ...
Red Rum
▪ British steeplechase horse       (foaled 1965), steeplechase horse who won the Grand National at Aintree, Eng., an unprecedented three times, in 1973, 1974, and ...
red sage
a showy, rank-smelling shrub, Lantana camara, of tropical America, having yellow flowers that turn orange or red. Also called yellow sage. * * *
red salmon
red salmon n. SOCKEYE SALMON * * *
red salmon.
See sockeye salmon. [1855-60] * * *
red sandalwood.
See under sandalwood (def. 3). [1830-40] * * *
Red Sea
an arm of the Indian Ocean, extending NW between Africa and Arabia: connected to the Mediterranean by the Suez Canal. 1450 mi. (2335 km) long; 170,000 sq. mi. (440,300 sq. km); ...
red seaweed
any marine red alga, esp. one of the genus Polysiphonia, having a reddish, much branched thallus. [1750-60] * * *
red shanks.
See herb Robert. [1750-60] * * *
red shift
▪ astronomy  displacement of the spectrum of an astronomical object toward longer (red) wavelengths. It is generally attributed to the Doppler effect, a change in wavelength ...
Red Shirt Movement
▪ Indian nationalist movement byname of  Khudai Khitmatgar        (Persian: “Servants of God”), an action in support of the Indian National Congress started by ...
Red Sindhi
one of an Indian breed of red Brahman dairy cattle, extensively used in crossbreeding with stocks less adapted to subtropical conditions. [1945-50] * * *
red siskin
red siskin n. a South American finch (Carduelis cucullata) with a black head and red body, sometimes kept as a cage bird * * *
red snapper
any of several snappers of the genus Lutjanus, esp. L. campechanus, a large food fish of the Gulf of Mexico. [1765-75, Amer.] * * *
red snow
snow that has acquired a red color either from airborne particles of red dust or from a type of alga that contains a red pigment. [1670-80] * * * ▪ biology       snow ...
red soil
Any of a group of soils that develop in a warm, temperate, moist climate under deciduous or mixed forests and that have thin organic and organic-mineral layers overlying a ...
Red Sox
a Major League Baseball team based in Boston which was first founded in 1893. The team plays in the American League, East Division at Fenway Park. They wear red and white and the ...
red spider.
See spider mite. [1640-50] * * *
Red Spot
Astron. a large, usually reddish gaseous vortex on the surface of Jupiter, about 14,000 by 30,000 km, that drifts about slowly as the planet rotates and has been observed for ...
red sprites and blue jets
▪ meteorology       flashes of light that occur above thunderstorms (thunderstorm) and that are associated with normal lightning in the thundercloud ...
red spruce
a spruce, Picea rubens, of eastern North America, having reddish-brown bark and cones and yielding a light, soft wood used for pulp, in the construction of boxes, ...
Red Square
a large, open square in central Moscow, adjacent to the Kremlin: site of military parades, Lenin's tomb, and St. Basil's cathedral. * * * Open square, central Moscow. It lies ...
red squill
a variety of squill whose bulbs are red, used chiefly as a rat poison. [1730-40] * * *
red squirrel
a reddish squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, of North America. Also called chickaree. [1630-40, Amer.] * * *
red star
Astron. any star with a low surface temperature and a reddish color, as a red giant or a red dwarf. [1900-05] * * *
red stuff
a compound of oil and sesquioxide of iron used for polishing brass, steel, silver, etc.; crocus or rouge. [1840-50] * * *
red tag
a tag or other marker colored red and used to categorize something for a special purpose: Items with a red tag are on sale today. * * *

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