redd

verb
\ˈred \
redded or redd; redding

Definition of redd 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal : to set in order usually used with up or out

intransitive verb

chiefly dialectal : to make things tidy usually used with up

redd

noun

Definition of redd (Entry 2 of 2)

: the spawning ground or nest of various fishes

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In autumn 2014, for the first time in about 150 years, biologists discovered salmon redds, areas where the fish used their tails to dig holes in the gravel where eggs were laid, in the Huntington River near Richmond. Washington Post, "After generations, salmon back in Lake Champlain tributaries," 3 Sep. 2017 Last fall, a single chinook salmon redd was spotted some 36 miles upriver near Godkin Creek. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "At Elwha River, forests, fish and flowers where there were dams and lakes," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of redd

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for redd

Verb

Middle English (Scots), to clear, perhaps alteration of ridden — more at rid

Noun

origin unknown

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