ruffe

ruff

/ (rʌf) /

noun

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

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Word Origin for ruffe

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