northern redbelly dace


noun

See under redbelly dace.

Nearby words

  1. northern oriole,
  2. northern paiute,
  3. northern parula,
  4. northern pike,
  5. northern province,
  6. northern rhodesia,
  7. northern sennet,
  8. northern sotho,
  9. northern sporades,
  10. northern spy

redbelly dace

[red-bel-ee]

noun Ichthyology.

any of the small, brightly colored North American freshwater cyprinids, especially Phoxinus oreas (northern redbelly dace) and P. erythrogaster (southern redbelly dace).

Origin of redbelly dace

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; red1 + belly

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