Definition of Serrasalmus
1. Noun. Piranhas.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Characidae, Family Characidae
Member holonyms: Caribe, Pirana, Piranha
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Serrasalmus
Literary usage of Serrasalmus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World: Being a by John George Wood (1883)
"... fish (Serrasalmus piraya). The teeth fish are flat, pointed, and double-edit Li like those of the shark — and. in' pirai is a veritable fresh-water ..."
2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1804)
"The S. rhombeus of L. forms a separate genus, serrasalmus, with the trivial name of rhomboides. It forms a connecting link between the salmon and the ..."
3. The Great Mountains and Forests of South America by Paul Fountain (1902)
"This piree, or devil-fish, is the Serrasalmus piraya. Other fish caught in the Purus were eels of very large size, and fish resembling barbel and dace and ..."