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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ruddock \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." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of gold money; -- probably because the gold of coins was often reddened by copper alloy. Called also red ruddock, and golden ruddock. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Great pieces of gold . . . red ruddocks. --Florio. [1913 Webster]