northern redbelly dace


noun

See under redbelly dace.

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Definition for northern redbelly dace (2 of 2)

redbelly dace
[ red-bel-ee ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbɛl i /

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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