1. Of a red colour; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. "They were more ruddy in body than rubies." (Lam. Iv. 7)

2. Of a lively flesh colour, or the colour of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips. Ruddy duck the sanderling.

Origin: AS. Rudig. See Rud.

(01 Mar 1998)

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