Words nearby ruffed
OTHER WORDS FROM ruffedun·ruffed, adjective
Definition for ruffed (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ruff1
OTHER WORDS FROM ruffruff·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ruffrough ruff
Definition for ruffed (3 of 3)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of ruff2
Examples from the Web for ruffed
I felt sure the bird was the ruffed grouse, and a very fine specimen.
The ruffed grouse and the tule hens are plentiful, and of course nothing can be more delicious.Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888|Frances M.A. Roe
Blue jays, two or three small hawks, a solitary wild pigeon, and ruffed grouse were seen along the route.Wake-Robin|John Burroughs
I said at the first that the Ruffed Grouse stay with us all the year.
Here and there only were there any ripe plants, and from these rose a number of ruffed grouse, at which both Ernest and I let fly.
British Dictionary definitions for ruffed (1 of 3)
- an Old World shore bird, Philomachus pugnax, the male of which has a large erectile ruff of feathers in the breeding season: family Scolopacidae (sandpipers, etc), order Charadriiformes
- the male of this birdCompare reeve 3