Definition of rudd in English:


Syllabification: rudd
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
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    • 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'.

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