from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cyprinoid fish, Pogonichthys macrolepidotus, a kind of chub, characterized by the great development of the upper lobe of the caudal fin and its rudimentary rays (whence the synonym P. inæquilobus). It is of a uniform and somewhat silvery coloration, grows to be a foot long, and inhabits the rivers of California.
  • noun The pintail duck, Dafila acuta. See pintail, 1, and cut under Dafila.

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

  • noun A California market fish (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) belonging to the Carp family.
  • noun The pintail duck.

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

  • noun A California market fish (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) of the carp family.
  • noun The pintail duck.


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