Definition of rudd in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəd/

noun (plural same)

A freshwater fish of the minnow family with a silvery body and red fins. Native to Eurasia, it has isolated populations in the northeastern US.
  • Scardinius erythrophthalmus, family Cyprinidae.
Example sentences
  • The club has a lake near the Manor pub in Cheney Manor Road, stocked with fish such as perch, roach, tench, rudd, carp and pike.
  • The coarse lake at Tewitfield continues to produce plenty of small carp, tench, roach, rudd and skimmers using maggot and casters fished on the drop.
  • There I have caught bream, roach, rudd, tench, perch, pike, and gudgeon.


Early 16th century: apparently related to archaic rud 'red color'.

Words that rhyme with rudd

blood, bud, crud, cud, dud, flood, Judd, mud, scud, spud, stud, sudd, thud

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Syllabification: rudd

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