Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of fishes, typical of the family Chromidæ, or referred to the family Cichlidæ.

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Examples

  • Four are nationally protected: blue and yellow chromis Chromis limbaughi, Pacific seahorse Hippocampus ingens, king angelfish Holocanthus passer, and Cortez angelfish Pomacanthus zonipectus.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • Fishes do not thrive in cold places, and those fishes suffer most in severe winters that have a stone in their head, as the chromis, the basse, the sciaena, and the braize; for owing to the stone they get frozen with the cold, and are thrown up on shore.

    The History of Animals

  • And, by the way, of all fishes the quickest of hearing are the cestreus or mullet, the chremps, the labrax or basse, the salpe or saupe, the chromis or sciaena, and such like.

    The History of Animals

  • (Oxford English Dictionary) [8.39] Drum line is a type of fishing line used to catch drum, a "name of various American scaenoid fishes which have the power of making a drumming noise; among these are the 'salt-water drum' (Pogonias chromis) found on the Atlantic coast ...."

    Inventory of Robert Carter's Estate, November [1733]

  • Add Green chromis, Anthias and a fine selection of tangs, as Krzystyof has, and we think this tank is near perfection.

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • Add Green chromis, Anthias and a fine selection of tangs, as Krzystyof has, and we think this tank is near perfection.

    Practical Fishkeeping

  • The first time I dove it, there were only four blue chromis on it.

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