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redfin

[ red-fin ]

noun

  1. any of various small freshwater minnows with red fins, especially a shiner, Notropis umbratilis, of streams in central North America.


redfin

/ ˈrɛdˌfɪn /

noun

  1. any of various small cyprinid fishes of the genus Notropis , esp N. cornutus . They have reddish fins and are popular aquarium fishes


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Word History and Origins

Origin of redfin1

First recorded in 1785–95; red 1 + fin 1
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Example Sentences

At G-16, next downstream, this species was joined by large numbers of black bullheads and a few redfin shiners and red shiners.

The redfin shiner flourished in all the streams surveyed except the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers.

After an hour I found this the perching-place of fourteen Redfin tads, and at the very summit was Guinevere.

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