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killifish


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Killifish  \Kil"li*fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  small  American  cyprinodont  fishes  of  the 
  genus  {Fundulus}  and  allied  genera.  They  live  equally  well  in 
  fresh  and  brackish  water,  or  even  in  the  sea.  They  are 
  usually  striped  or  barred  with  black.  Called  also  {minnow}, 
  and  {brook  fish}.  See  {Minnow}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Minnow  \Min"now\,  n.  [OE.  menow,  cf  AS  myne;  also  OE  menuse, 
  OF  menuise  small  fish;  akin  to  E.  minish,  minute.]  [Written 
  also  {minow}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  European  fresh-water  cyprinoid  fish 
  ({Phoxinus  l[ae]vis},  formerly  {Leuciscus  phoxinus}); 
  sometimes  applied  also  to  the  young  of  larger  kinds;  -- 
  called  also  {minim}  and  {minny}.  The  name  is  also  applied 
  to  several  allied  American  species,  of  the  genera 
  {Phoxinus},  {Notropis},  or  {Minnilus},  and  {Rhinichthys}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  of  numerous  small  American  cyprinodont 
  fishes  of  the  genus  {Fundulus},  and  related  genera.  They 
  live  both  in  fresh  and  in  salt  water.  Called  also 
  {killifish},  {minny},  and  {mummichog}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  killifish 
  n  :  small  mostly  marine  warm-water  carp-like  schooling  fishes; 
  used  as  bait  or  aquarium  fishes  or  in  mosquito  control 




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