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rudd

[ruhd] /rʌd/
noun
1.
a European, freshwater fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, of the carp family.
Origin of rudd
1600-1610
1600-10; apparently special use of rud redness (now dial.), Middle English rude, Old English rudu; cf. red1, ruddy
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  • rudd was the senior scholar of the year before, and he looked like it.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • rudd stood like a wooden Indian, too dazed to understand or to feel.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • rudd was clean forgotten, as they rolled back triumphantly, just as the roll bell was ringing.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • rudd was sure that Eric never would have misbehaved like that.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • While rudd thrive best in a pond or lake into which a stream flows, dace require a river or stream to do well.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
British Dictionary definitions for rudd

rudd

/rʌd/
noun
1.
a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, having a compressed dark greenish body and reddish ventral and tail fins
Word Origin
C17: probably from dialect rud red colour, from Old English rudu redness

Rudd

/rʌd/
noun
1.
Kevin (Michael). born 1957, Australian politician: leader of the Labor Party (2006–10 and from 2013); Prime Minister (2007–2010 and from 2013)
2.
Steele, pen name of Arthur Hoey Davis, 1868–1935, Australian author. His works include On Our Selection (1899), Our New Selection (1902), Back at Our Selection (1906) and Grandpa's Selection (1916) which featured the characters Dad and Dave
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