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Definition of "ruddock" [rud•dock]

  • Chiefly British An Old World robin (Erithacus rubecula) having olive-brown upper plumage and a conspicuous orange breast. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ruddock" in a sentence
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