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reddish

[red-ish] /ˈrɛd ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
somewhat red; tending to red; tinged with red.
Origin of reddish
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English redische. See red1, -ish1
Related forms
reddishness, noun
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  • It is reddish in color, and is receding from the earth at the rate of eight miles per second.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott
  • He was slight and small for his age, and he did not have his reddish hair for nothing.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • The Common Jacana is black, with neck and shoulders of a reddish brown, and green wing-feathers.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • In both cases, the residue after calcination is a fine, reddish clay.

  • From the portholes they could see the white bones of the Mavis's crew lying on the reddish sand of the valley bottom.

    The Judas Valley Gerald Vance
  • The belly was rather checkered with a reddish color and white.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • He was very fair, and with a slight, reddish moustache and the remains of freckles upon his face.

    The Kingdom of the Blind E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for reddish

reddish

/ˈrɛdɪʃ/
adjective
1.
somewhat red
Derived Forms
reddishly, adverb
reddishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for reddish
adj.

late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -ish. Related: Reddishness.

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