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rudd

[ruhd] /rʌd/
noun
1.
a European, freshwater fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, of the carp family.
Origin
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

/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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Encyclopedia Article for rudd

(Scardinius erythrophthalmus), stout-bodied freshwater sport fish of the carp family, Cyprinidae, similar to the related roach, but more golden, with yellow-orange eyes, deep red fins, and a sharp-edged belly. The rudd is widely distributed in Europe and Asia Minor and has been introduced into the United States, where it is called American, or pearl, roach. It is a schooling fish that frequents thickly planted, reedy lakes and slow rivers and eats plants, small animals, and insects. Maximum length and weight are about 35-40 centimetres (14-16 inches) and 1-2 kilograms (2-4 12 pounds)

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