Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A freshwater cyprinid fish (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) native to Eurasia, having a silvery or yellowish-green body with red fins.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun European freshwater fish resembling the roach

Etymologies

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

[Probably from rud, red; see ruddle.]

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  • It's a fish.

    January 2, 2012