ruffe

ruff

/ (rʌf) /

noun

a European freshwater teleost fish, Acerina cernua, having a single spiny dorsal fin: family Percidae (perches)Also called: pope

Nearby words

  1. rueful,
  2. ruefully,
  3. rufen,
  4. rufescent,
  5. ruff,
  6. ruffed,
  7. ruffed grouse,
  8. ruffian,
  9. ruffianism,
  10. ruffini's corpuscle

Word Origin for ruffe

C15: perhaps an alteration of rough (referring to its scales)

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