Definition of red-eared in English:

red-eared

adjective

  • Of wheat or maize: having reddish ears.

adjective

  • Chiefly in the names of animals, especially birds: having red ears or red markings behind the eyes.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Oldenburg (c1619–1677), scientific correspondent and secretary of the Royal Society. From red + eared<br>late 18th century; earliest use found in John Latham (1740–1837), naturalist. From red + eared.

Pronunciation

red-eared

/ˈrɛdɪəd/