Rud"dock (?), n. [AS. ruddic; cf. W. rhuddog the redbreast. &root;113. See Rud, n.] [Written also raddock.]

1. Zool.

The European robin.

"The tame ruddock and the coward kite."



A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also red ruddock, and golden ruddock.


Great pieces of gold . . . red ruddocks. Florio.


© Webster 1913.

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