- (South Africa) Any of the coucal species Centropus supercilliosus, C. cupreicadus or C. senegalensis.
- A bird of prey.
- In the habit of scratching the ground for food, as domestic foul or other gallinaceous birds.
- (given name, female) for a girl with raven hair used since the 1970s.
- (alternative spelling of, red-eye)
noun (plural redheads)
- A person with red hair.
- A North-American duck.
noun (plural redpolls)
- Any of various finches in the genus Carduelis, which have characteristic red markings on their heads.
noun (plural redshanks)
- Either of two species of Old World wading bird in the genus Tringa that have long red legs.
noun (plural redstarts)
- Any of various insectivorous ground feeding birds, mainly of the genus Phoenicurus. Many of the species have a red tail.
- A small thrush, Turdus iliacus, native to Eurasia. It has a white eye stripe and the feathers under its wings are red.
noun (plural remiges)
- a quill
- the flight feather of a bird
- (greekmyth): A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
- (astronomy): One of the moons of Saturn.
noun (rictus, es)
- A bird's gaping mouth
- Any open-mouthed expression
- his face was a of sheer delight
- the wood pigeon
- Either of two species of bird in the genus Geococcyx of the cuckoo family, native to North and Central America. They are fast runners.
- (given name, male).
- (given name, female), also associated with the bird robin.
- A fictional comic book superhero, the sidekick of Batman.
- A term used of the pigeon species Columba livia. Currently, term rock pigeon is preferred.
- a rocket engine
- (military) non-guided missile
- vehicle propelled by an engine which makes use of w:Newton's laws of motion, Newton's Third Law of Motion by expelling burned fuel as exhaust at a high rate
- a projectile firework
- (slang) An ace (the playing card)
- To accelerate swiftly and powerfully
- To fly vertically
- To rise or soar rapidly
- To carry something in a rocket
- To attack something with rockets
noun (wikipedia, roller, roller (bird))
- anything that rolls
- any rotate, rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure
- (cricket) a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch
- a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast
- a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink
- an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth
- a tumble, tumbling pigeon
- any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks
- (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce
- the police (old blues slang)
- a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting
- (rare) A castle or other fortification.
- (chess) A piece shaped like a castle tower, that can be moved only up, down, left or right (but not diagonally) or in castling.
- A European bird, Corvus frugilegus, of the crow family.
- An Amish card game.
- A swindler; someone who betrays.
- (transitive) To cheat or swindle.
noun (rooker, ies)
- a breeding or nesting place for birds
- The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).
- (context, of birds) sleep.
- to come back home
noun (plural: roosters)
- A male of domestic fowl.
- A male of the species Philomachus pugnax; a highly gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia. The female is a Reeve.
- Any of several freshwater fish, of the genus Acerina, similar to perch
- A circular frill or ruffle on a garment, especially a starched, fluted neckware in Elizabethan and Jacobean England
- A card game similar to whist, and the predecessor of it ruff and honours
- An American game bird, Bonasa umbellus; the male makes drumming sounds with its wings
verb (ruffl, ing)
- Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.
- ''She loved the dress with the lace at the hem.
- (transitive) To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
- Ruffle the end of the cuff.
- (transitive) To disturb ; especially, to cause to flutter.
- The wind ruffled the papers.