Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of cyprinoid fishes to which various limits have been assigned, typical of the subfamily Leuciscinæ. L. rutilus is the European roach. See cut under dace.

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  • n. a genus of fish including: dace, chub

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Examples

  • Several species in the Yenisey and Lena Rivers that prefer warmer boreal-plain habitats (e.g., roach, ide, common dace – Leuciscus leuciscus baicalensis, European perch, and ruffe – Gymnocephalus cernuus) are likely to move into the northern mouth areas of these rivers that are currently dominated by whitefishes and chars.

    Climate change effects on arctic freshwater fish populations

  • I made observations of four of them during my voyage in the East Indies (1901), and had a specimen of the ash-grey gibbon (Hylobates leuciscus) living for several months in the garden of my house in Java.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • Pileatus_ and _H. leucogenys_ in Siam; _H. leuciscus_, Java; _H.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore, -- a silvery sheen as from the scales of a leuciscus, as it were all one active fish.

    Walden, or Life in the woods

  • It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore — a silvery sheen as from the scales of a leuciscus, as it were all one active fish.

    Walden~ Chapter 17 (historical)

  • Pascal and Calvin, did have as real bearing on human life and on what is best worth knowing, as the scales of a leuciscus cephalus or the limbs of a magnified animalculus, or any of the facts of which physical science can boast.

    Beacon Lights of History

  • It is glorious to behold this ribbon of water sparkling in the sun, the bare face of the pond full of glee and youth, as if it spoke the joy of the fishes within it, and of the sands on its shore -- a silvery sheen as from the scales of a leuciscus, as it were all one active fish.

    Walden

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