red ruddock
Ruddock Rud"dock, n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. [root]113. See {Rud}, n.] [Written also {raddock}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The European robin. ``The tame ruddock and the coward kite.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also {red ruddock}, and {golden ruddock}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Great pieces of gold . . . red ruddocks. --Florio. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ruddock — Rud dock, n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. [root]113. See {Rud}, n.] [Written also {raddock}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European robin. The tame ruddock and the coward kite. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of gold money; probably because …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruddock — [rud′ək] n. 〚ME ruddok < OE rudduc < rudu, red (see RUDD) + uc, OCK〛 [Brit. Dial.] ROBIN (sense 2) * * * rud·dock (rŭdʹək) n. Chiefly British An Old World r …   Universalium

  • ruddock — [rud′ək] n. [ME ruddok < OE rudduc < rudu, red (see RUDD) + uc, OCK] [Brit. Dial.] ROBIN (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Ruddock — This early surname recorded in the spellings of Ruddock, Ruddick, Roddick and Rudduck is of Olde English pre 7th century origins. It derives from ruddoc , and the later medieval English ruddock , and translates literally as Robin (redbreast) .… …   Surnames reference

  • ruddock — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • golden ruddock — Ruddock Rud dock, n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. [root]113. See {Rud}, n.] [Written also {raddock}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European robin. The tame ruddock and the coward kite. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of gold money; probably …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osbourne Ruddock — King Tubby (* in , ; † ), mit bürgerlichem Namen Osbourne Ruddock, war ein Toningenieur mit eigenem Studio. Er beeinflusste maßgeblich die Entwicklung des . Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Diskografie 2.1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • raddock — Ruddock Rud dock, n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. [root]113. See {Rud}, n.] [Written also {raddock}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The European robin. The tame ruddock and the coward kite. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of gold money; probably …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reudh- — Red, ruddy. Oldest form *ə₁reudh . Derivatives include red, robust, corroborate, ruby, and rubric. I. O grade form *roudh . 1. a. red, from Old English …   Universalium

  • reddock — ˈredə̇k dialect England variant of ruddock 1 …   Useful english dictionary

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