from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of a reddish color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective flame-coloured


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  • Reddish-colored.

    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

  • Yes, there are two different definitions, mollusque.

    November 14, 2007

  • As rufescent as though immolated,

    Flamboyance, alas, simulated.

    The bird's not aflame;

    He plays at a game

    So twitchers are flim-flammulated.

    July 3, 2015