Cudden
Cudden Cud"den (k?d"d'n), n. [For sense 1, cf. Scot. cuddy an ass; for sense 2, see 3d {Cuddy}.] 1. A clown; a low rustic; a dolt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The slavering cudden, propped upon his staff. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The coalfish. See 3d {Cuddy}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, / , (Gadus carbonarius or Merlangus carbonarius)


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