from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of fishes consisting of the australian snapper.

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  • noun Australian snapper


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  • Next in order of spawning comes the chrysophrys or gilthead, the basse, the mormyrus, and in general such fish as are nicknamed ‘runners’.

    The History of Animals

  • The cestreus or mullet, the chrysophrys or gilt-head, and the labrax or basse, breed best where rivers run into the sea.

    The History of Animals

  • The basse, the chrysophrys or gilt-head, the mullet, and fish of the like sort are often caught in the daytime by the prong owing to their having been surprised when sleeping; for it is scarcely probable that fish could be pronged while awake.

    The History of Animals


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