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redtail

n.

1812 in reference to a type of North American hawk; earlier used of various smaller European birds with red tail feathers (1550s); from red (adj.1) + tail (n.).

Nearby words

redshirt, redshirting, redskin, redstart, redstone, redtail, redtop, reduce, reduced, reduced glutathione, reduced hematin
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