Definition of Genus osmerus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Osmeridae.

Exact synonyms: Osmerus
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Osmeridae, Osmeridae
Member holonyms: Osmerus Mordax, Rainbow Smelt, European Smelt, Osmerus Eperlanus, Sparling



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Osmerus

genus Ormosia
genus Ornithogalum
genus Ornithorhynchus
genus Orontium
genus Ortalis
genus Orthilia
genus Orthopristis
genus Orthotomus
genus Orycteropus
genus Oryctolagus
genus Oryx
genus Oryza
genus Oryzomys
genus Oryzopsis
genus Osmanthus
genus Osmerus
genus Osmunda
genus Ostrea
genus Ostrya
genus Ostryopsis
genus Otaria
genus Othonna
genus Otis
genus Otus
genus Ouranopithecus
genus Ovalipes
genus Ovibos
genus Ovis
genus Oxalis
genus Oxandra

Literary usage of Genus osmerus

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1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1875)
"... from the Chalk at Lewes, —a fish of the Salmon family (Cycloid) related to the Smelt (genus Osmerus], and about fourteen inches in length. ..."

2. Geology of New Jersey by New Jersey Geological Survey, George Hammell Cook (1868)
"... in Sussex County, produce very large specimens, which latter are found in the river in mid-summer, near the mouths of the small streams. Genus OSMERUS. ..."

3. Manual of Geology:: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"... from the Chalk at Lewes,—a fish of the Salmon family (Cycloid) related to the Smelt (genus Osmerus], and about fourteen inches in length. ..."

4. The Natural History of Secession by Thomas Shepard Goodwin (1865)
"The genus osmerus contains the American Smelt, O. viridescens, LeS., which is six to twelve inches long, greenish above, silvery beneath, with an obscure ..."

5. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"A11 i • ii • i tmct species. All are highly prized on account of the delicacy of their flesh. The genus osmerus contains the American Smelt, ..."

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