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

  • n. Any of various very small fishes of the family Umbridae, especially of the genus Umbra, living in the muddy areas of North American lakes and ponds and often used as bait.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any small American fresh-water fish of the genus Umbra, as Umbra limi. The genus is allied to the pickerels.


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