[ rah-fee-nesk ]

  1. Constantine Samuel, 1783–1840, U.S. naturalist, born in Turkey.

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  • Rafinesque has also preserved for us the names of many of the vine-growers of his time.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Rafinesque, in 1830, described some three or four species within the bounds of what is now known as Vitis rotundifolia.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Lincecumii seems to have been first described by Rafinesque, in 1830 under the name Vitis multiloba.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • The rock-bass was first described by the French naturalist, Rafinesque, in 1817, while travelling in America.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others | James Alexander Henshall
  • Pylodictis olivaris (Rafinesque), flathead catfish: Canfield and Wiebe (1931:7) as "yellow catfish."