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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various freshwater fishes of the family Toxotidae that spit drops of water at insects and prey on those knocked to the surface of the water.

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  • n. Any of the species of fish in the Toxotidae (toxotes) family, who prey on small animals near to the surface of a water by shooting them with water from their mouths.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia

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