Definition of Characin

1. Noun. Any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae.

Exact synonyms: Characid, Characin Fish
Generic synonyms: Cypriniform Fish
Group relationships: Characidae, Family Characidae
Specialized synonyms: Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Paracheirodon Axelrodi, Caribe, Pirana, Piranha



Definition of Characin

1. Noun. Any of many diverse fish, of the order ''Characiformes'', related to the carp and catfish and including the tetra. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Characin

1. a tropical fish [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Characin

chapters
chaptre
chaptrel
chaptrels
chaptres
chaptzem
chaqu
chaqueta
chaquetas
char
char kway teow
charabanc
charabancs
characid
characids
characin (current term)
characin fish
characins
charact
character
character-at-a-time printer
character actor
character actors
character actress
character actresses
character analysis
character armor
character cell

Literary usage of Characin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"... a pike-like characin from Colombia. In the same Proceedings Professor John 0. Snyder describes a new sucker from the Santa Ana River, at Riverside, ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... I characin" i Carp 230 Sucker 51 Catfish 25 Mooneye 3 Herring $ Gizzard shad i Few localities, even among the most favored, contain more than 50 species ..."

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