Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of brilliantly colored fishes found in warm seas, the species longest known being the barbier, A. anthias, of the Mediterranean.

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Examples

  • The aulopias, which some call the anthias, spawns in the summer.

    The History of Animals

  • Wherever an anthias-fish is seen, there will be no dangerous creatures in the vicinity, and sponge-divers will dive in security, and they call these signal-fishes ‘holy-fish’.

    The History of Animals

  • With one hand he brushed aside a dozen amethyst anthias who were swimming across his line of vision.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

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