Definition of Phoxinus
1. Noun. Minnows.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Cyprinidae, Family Cyprinidae
Member holonyms: Minnow, Phoxinus Phoxinus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoxinus
Literary usage of Phoxinus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."