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redbelly dace

[ red-bel-ee ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbɛl i /
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noun Ichthyology.
any of the small, brightly colored North American freshwater cyprinids, especially Phoxinus oreas(northern redbelly dace ) and P. erythrogaster(southern redbelly dace ).
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Origin of redbelly dace

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