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ruddock

[ruhd-uh k] /ˈrʌd ək/
noun, British Dialect
1.
robin (def 1).
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ruddock

/ˈrʌdək/
noun
1.
(Brit) a dialect name for the robin (sense 1)
Word Origin
Old English rudduc; related to rudu redness; see rudd
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Word Origin and History for ruddock
n.

"robin," late Old English rudduc, from rudu "red color," related to read (see red (adj.1)) + diminutive suffix.

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