Definition of Phoxinus

1. Noun. Minnows.

Exact synonyms: Genus Phoxinus
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Cyprinidae, Family Cyprinidae
Member holonyms: Minnow, Phoxinus Phoxinus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoxinus

Phoronida
Phoronidea
Phoroptor
Phosphor
Phosphorus
Photinia
Photinia arbutifolia
Photobacterium harveyi
Photobacterium phosphoreum
Photoblepharon
Photoblepharon palpebratus
Photoshopper
Photoshoppers
Photostat
Photostat machine
Phoxinus
Phoxinus phoxinus
Phragmipedium
Phragmites
Phragmites communis
Phrygia
Phrygian
Phrygian cadence
Phrygian deity
Phrygian mode
Phrygians
Phryne
Phrynosoma
Phrynosoma cornutum
Phthiriidae

Literary usage of Phoxinus

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1. The Complete Angler, Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1833)
"MINNOW— Cyprinus phoxinus. —£/.vv£r-.>. Now for the Minnow, or Penk: he is not easily found and caught till March, or in April, for then he appears first in ..."

2. The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and by Loudon (Jane) (1850)
"(Cyprinus phoxinus.) THE body of the Minnow is of a blackish green, with blue and yellow variegations ; the abdomen silvery; scales small; ten rays in the ..."

3. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"... ribbon knot — de moulin, cog wheel of a mill — d'Arcadie, an ass Rosier, sm. rosebush, rose-tree Rosière, sf. phoxinus squamosus, kind of fian, ..."

4. A Book of the Running Brook: And of Still Waters by Gertrude Elizabeth Blood Campbell (1886)
"By this name he is spoken of by Cuvier, Fleming, and Yarrell ; Linnaeus and Jenyns call him Cyprinus phoxinus; and Johnston varies the cognomen still ..."

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