from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the British universities other than Oxford and Cambridge.
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- adj. of, or relating to a red brick university
- adj. made of red brick
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- adj. of or relating to British universities founded in the late 19th century or the 20th century
So-called because many of the buildings of such universities were built of red bricks.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)