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ruffe or ruff (rʌf)
Also called: pope a European freshwater teleost fish, Acerina cernua, having a single spiny dorsal fin: family Percidae (perches)
[C15: perhaps an alteration of rough (referring to its scales)]
ruff or ruff
[C15: perhaps an alteration of rough (referring to its scales)]

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