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A freshwater cyprinid fish (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) native to Eurasia, having a silvery or yellowish-green body with red fins.
[Probably from rud, red; see ruddle.]
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(Animals) a European freshwater cyprinid fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, having a compressed dark greenish body and reddish ventral and tail fins
[C17: probably from dialect rud red colour, from Old English rudu redness]
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a European cyprinid fish, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, of the carp family.
[1600–10; appar. identical with rud redness (now dial.), Middle English rude, Old English rudu; compare red, ruddy]
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|Noun||1.||rudd - European freshwater fish resembling the roach|
cyprinid, cyprinid fish - soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
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