from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gobioid fishes found in fresh waters of the West Indies and Brazil: typified by G. guavina, of the rivers of Cuba.
- n. A name applied in Cuba to the elongate, flat-headed gobies.
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The lake is in general well stocked with fish; though it furnishes only three kinds, the flesh of which is soft and insipid, the guavina, the vagre, and the sardina.
The guavina, of which I made a drawing on the spot, is 20 inches long and 3.5 broad.