AskDefine | Define ruddle

Dictionary Definition

ruddle n : a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking [syn: reddle, raddle]

Verb

1 twist or braid together, interlace [syn: raddle]
2 redden as if with a red ocher color

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. A form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep

Derived terms

Verb

  1. To mark something with red ochre

Synonyms

References

  • OED 2nd edition 1989

Extensive Definition

Ruddle is an unincorporated community on the South Branch Potomac River located in Pendleton County, West Virginia, USA. Ruddle lies along U.S. Highway 220. According to the Geographic Names Information System, Ruddle was originally known by the names of Ruddle Mill and Ruddle's Mill.

External links

ruddle in Volapük: Ruddle
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