[syn: redheaded woodpecker, redhead, Melanerpes erythrocephalus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Redhead \Red"head`\ (-h?d`), n.
1. A person having red hair.
(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
(b) The red-headed woodpecker. See Woodpecker.
3. (Bot.) A kind of milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) with
red flowers. It is used in medicine.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who has red hair [syn: redhead, redheader,
2: North American diving duck with a grey-and-black body and
reddish-brown head [syn: redhead, Aythya americana]
3: black-and-white North American woodpecker having a red head
and neck [syn: redheaded woodpecker, redhead, Melanerpes