Definition of ruddle in English:

ruddle

noun

  • 1A red pigment consisting of ocher.

    1. 1.1 A 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; compare with raddle.

Pronunciation

ruddle

/ˈrədl//ˈrədl/