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Of a person: having red hair; (of an animal) having a red head or a head with red markings.
Designating a breed of red-coated hornless cattle, or cattle of this breed. Also as noun Compare "red poll".
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Wolcot (d. 1819), poet and satirist. From red + polled<br>late 18th century. From red + polled. With use as noun compare red poll.
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