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Rafinesque

[rah-fee-nesk]
noun
  1. Constantine Samuel,1783–1840, U.S. naturalist, born in Turkey.
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Historical Examples of rafinesque

  • It was first described by Rafinesque, in 1819, from the Ohio River.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • This species was first described by Rafinesque in 1820 from streams in Kentucky.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • The channel-cat was first described by Rafinesque, in 1820, from the Ohio River.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • In this word and in elowapi, Rafinesque mistook the meaning of the prefix.

  • Amia was altered to Amiatus by Rafinesque in 1815 because it was too short a name.