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- verb transitive
- To set in order.
- To clear.
(From Middle English
redden, to clear, to put in order.)
The spawning area or nest of a fish, especially a trout or a salmon.
"Stalking steelhead on shallow-water redds is a lesson in patience and accurate casting. A noisy footfall or the splash of hurried wading can
spook these fish."
Dave Richey, "Steelhead Gives Ride of Lifetime," The Detroit News, April 22, 2001.