American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British An Old World robin (Erithacus rubecula) having olive-brown upper plumage and a conspicuous orange breast.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bird Erythacus rubecula, the robin-redbreast of Europe. See robin
- n. . A gold coin: also called red ruddock or golden ruddock.
- n. A kind of apple.
- n. obsolete The European robin.
- n. obsolete A piece of gold money (probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The European robin.
- n. obsolete A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also
red ruddock, and golden ruddock.
- Anglo-Saxon ruddic; compare Welsh rhuddog the redbreast. See rud. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ruddok, from Old English rudduc; see reudh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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