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

  • n. Any of various small soft-finned fishes of the family Cyprinodontidae, which includes the killifishes, topminnows, and many species popular in home aquariums.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or belonging to the family Cyprinodontidae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the Cyprinodontidae, a family of fishes including the killifishes or minnows.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Cyprinodontidae, a family of fishes including the killifishes or minnows. See minnow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Cyprinodontidæ.
  • n. Same as cyprinodontid.

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

  • n. any member of the family Cyprinodontidae

Etymologies

Latin cyprīnus, carp (from Greek kuprīnos) + -odont.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek κυπρίνος (kuprinos, "carp") + ὀδών (odon, "tooth"). (Wiktionary)

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