Definitions

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  • n. small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals

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Examples

  • And those of us who do our best to raise mindful, empathic, self-regulated individuals have to throw them into the pirana pool at some point in their tender lives.

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  • No science fiction convention, no pimping art, no pirana puppy.

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  • Sheesh: If you are going to risk your career, wouldn't you find something less, pirana-like, to blow it on?

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  • He screamed until his throat burst and with parted jaws, I consumed his history like a school of starving pirana.

    Killer of Killers

  • When they're going to use an arrow they put the point between the teeth of a little fish's jaw -- sort o 'pirana thing like them here in the river.

    Rob Harlow's Adventures A Story of the Grand Chaco

  • I really noticed it in the All-Stars 'SMB1, when I could no longer do those running jumps over the pipes-with-pirana-plants like I could on the NES.

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  • Jungle walking, meeting natives from the tribe Tukano, pirana fishing and cayman spotting as well as a visit to the area monkeys are seen.

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  • These fish include the pacu (Metynnis and Mylossoma), tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), sardinha (Triportheus angulatus), and the smaller pirana (Serrasalmus spp.), a carnivorous characin.

    Iquitos varzea

  • Some of the largest fish are the pacu (Metynnis and Mylossoma), tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), sardinha (Triportheus angulatus), and the smaller carnivorous pirana (Serrasalmus spp.).

    Gurupa varzea

  • These fish include the pacu (Metynnis and Mylossoma), tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum), pirarucu (Arapaima gigas), sardinha (Triportheus angulatus), and the smaller carnivorous characin, the pirana (Serrasalmus spp.).

    Purus varzea

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