southern redbelly dace


noun

See under redbelly dace.

Nearby words

  1. southern ireland,
  2. southern lights,
  3. southern ocean,
  4. southern oscillation,
  5. southern paiute,
  6. southern rhodesia,
  7. southern rhodesian,
  8. southern slavs,
  9. southern sotho,
  10. southern sporades

redbelly dace

[red-bel-ee]

noun Ichthyology.

any of the small, brightly colored North American freshwater cyprinids, especially Phoxinus oreas (northern redbelly dace) and P. erythrogaster (southern redbelly dace).

Origin of redbelly dace

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

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