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English Dictionary: killifish by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. small mostly marine warm-water carp-like schooling fishes; used as bait or aquarium fishes or in mosquito control
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Killifish \Kil"li*fish`\, n. (Zo[94]l.)
      Any one of several small American cyprinodont fishes of the
      genus {Fundulus} and allied genera. They live equally well in
      fresh and brackish water, or even in the sea. They are
      usually striped or barred with black. Called also {minnow},
      and {brook fish}. See {Minnow}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Minnow \Min"now\, n. [OE. menow, cf. AS. myne; also OE. menuse,
      OF. menuise small fish; akin to E. minish, minute.] [Written
      also {minow}.]
      1. (Zo[94]l.) A small European fresh-water cyprinoid fish
            ({Phoxinus l[91]vis}, formerly {Leuciscus phoxinus});
            sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; --
            called also {minim} and {minny}. The name is also applied
            to several allied American species, of the genera
            {Phoxinus}, {Notropis}, or {Minnilus}, and {Rhinichthys}.
      2. (Zo[94]l.) Any of numerous small American cyprinodont
            fishes of the genus {Fundulus}, and related genera. They
            live both in fresh and in salt water. Called also
            {killifish}, {minny}, and {mummichog}.
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