Buddle vs Ruddle - What's the difference?

buddle | ruddle |


As nouns the difference between buddle and ruddle

is that buddle is an apparatus on which crushed ore is washed while ruddle is a form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep or ruddle can be a riddle or sieve.

As verbs the difference between buddle and ruddle

is that buddle is to use a buddle while ruddle is to mark something with red ochre.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

buddle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An apparatus on which crushed ore is washed.
  • Verb

    (buddl)
  • To use a buddle.
  • ruddle

    English

    Etymology 1

    (en)

    Noun

    (-)
  • A form of red ochre sometimes used to mark sheep
  • Synonyms
    * raddle * reddle
    Derived terms
    * ruddleman

    Verb

    (ruddl)
  • To mark something with red ochre.
  • To raddle or twist.
  • Synonyms
    * raddle * reddle

    References

    *OED 2nd edition 1989

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A riddle or sieve.
  • (Holland)