Definition of ruddle in English:

ruddle

Syllabification: rud·dle
Pronunciation: /ˈrədl
 
/

noun

1A red pigment consisting of ocher.
1.1A small block of ruddle or a similar substance that is attached to the chest of a ram to mark the sheep that it tups.

Origin

late Middle English: related to obsolete rud 'red color' and red.

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