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

First recorded in 1785–95; red1 + fin1
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Examples from the Web for redfin

Historical Examples of redfin

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

    Edge of the Jungle

    William Beebe

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

British Dictionary definitions for redfin


  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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