Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various small fishes of the family Cyprinodontidae, which includes the pupfishes and formerly included the killifishes and topminnows.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the Cyprinodontidae, a family of fishes including the killifishes or minnows. See minnow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun any member of the family Cyprinodontidae

Etymologies

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

[Latin cyprīnus, carp (from Greek kuprīnos; see cyprinid) + –odont.]

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Ancient Greek κυπρίνος (kuprinos, "carp") + ὀδών (odon, "tooth").

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