Definition of Ruffe

1. Noun. A common name of the Eurasian ruffe (''Gymnocephalus cernuus'') and other species in the same genus. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ruffe

1. a freshwater fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ruffe

1. A small freshwater European perch (Acerina vulgaris). Synonym: pope, blacktail, and stone, or striped, perch. Origin: OE. Ruffe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruffe

rueful
ruefully
ruefulness
ruefulnesses
rueing
rueings
ruelle
ruelles
ruellia
ruellias
ruer
ruers
rues
rufescent
ruffe (current term)
ruffed
ruffed grouse
ruffed grouses
ruffed lemur
ruffes
ruffian
ruffianage
ruffianed
ruffianish
ruffianism
ruffianisms
ruffianlike
ruffianly
ruffianous

Literary usage of Ruffe

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1. Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1841)
"ruffe. THERE appears hy the following passage to have heen an ancient game called ... "A swaggerer is one that plays at ruffe, from whence he tooke the ..."

2. Hints on Angling: With Suggestions for Angling Excursions in France and by Robert Blakey (1846)
"Witt $ope or Walton calls this fish the ruffe-PERCH; and it is known to all the school-boys in England under the familiar appellation of the " Tommy ruffe," ..."

3. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"There is also another fish called a pope, and by some a ruffe, a fish that is not known to be in some rivers : he is much like the perch for his shape, ..."

4. Fishes of the Perch Family by William Jardine, Izaak Walton (1861)
"... rivers of northern Europe, will not be difficult to procure for examination. The ruffe is found in several of the English streams,—the Gare in Norfolk, ..."

5. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1869)
"This was discovered by Dr. ruffe when visiting the relation referred to. He took possession of the bottle, and gave information to the police. ..."

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