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[ruhd-uh k]
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noun British Dialect.
  1. robin(def 1).
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  1. British a dialect name for the robin (def. 1)
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Word Origin

Old English rudduc; related to rudu redness; see rudd
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Word Origin and History for ruddock


"robin," late Old English rudduc, from rudu "red color," related to read (see red (adj.1)) + diminutive suffix.

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