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Red"head` (-h?d`), n.

1.

A person having red hair.

2. [Zoology|Zool.] (a)

An American duck (Aythya Americana) highly esteemed as a game bird. It is closely allied to the canvasback, but is smaller and its head brighter red. Called also [red-headed duck]. [American poachard], [grayback], and [fall duck]. See Illust. under [Poachard].

(b)

The red-headed woodpecker. See [Woodpecker].

3. [Botany|Bot.]

A kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with red flowers. It is used in medicine.

 

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