from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A European freshwater fish (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) related to the carp and having a brownish body and red fins.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A species of freshwater game fish (Scardinius erythropthalmus).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fresh-water European fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus erythrophthalmus). It is about the size and shape of the roach, but it has the dorsal fin farther back, a stouter body, and red irises. Called also redeye, roud, finscale, and shallow. A blue variety is called azurine, or blue roach.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Another spelling of rud.
  • n. The redeye, a cyprinoid fish of Europe, Leuciscus or Scardinius erythrophthalmus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. European freshwater fish resembling the roach


Probably from rud, red; see ruddle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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