Definitions

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  • adj. flame-coloured

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a reddish color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In ornithology, pervaded with a reddish color; ruddy; reddened: as, the flammulated owl, Scops flammeola.

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Examples

  • It also contains old growth habitat crucial to the threatened Northern spotted owl and numerous other bird species such as the western bluebird, the western meadowlark, the pileated woodpecker, the flammulated owl, and the pygmy nuthatch.

    Proclamation On The Cascade Siskiyou National Monument

  • The uncommon to rare flammulated owl can raise a pair of short, rather wimpy “horns, †but the great horned, screech and long

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

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  • Yes, there are two different definitions, mollusque.

    November 14, 2007

  • It is defined that way (reddish-colored) in OED2, but that doesn't agree with its normal use in systematic biology, which refers to the shape, not the color, of markings on an animal or plant. MW3 says "having flame-shaped markings".

    November 14, 2007

  • Reddish-colored.

    November 14, 2007