mayfish

mayfish
noun
black-barred fish of bays and coastal marshes of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States
Hypernyms: ↑killifish
Member Holonyms: ↑Fundulus, ↑genus Fundulus

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (plural mayfish or mayfishes)
: a common marine killifish (Fundulus majalis) of eastern No. America

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/may"fish'/, n., pl. mayfishes, (esp. collectively) mayfish.
[1830-40, Amer.; MAY + FISH]

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  • Mayfish — May fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A common American minnow ({Fundulus majalis}). See {Minnow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mayfish — /may fish /, n., pl. mayfishes, (esp. collectively) mayfish. See striped killifish. [1830 40, Amer.; MAY + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • Fundulus majalis — Mayfish May fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A common American minnow ({Fundulus majalis}). See {Minnow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • striped killifish — noun black barred fish of bays and coastal marshes of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States • Syn: ↑mayfish, ↑may fish, ↑Fundulus majalis • Hypernyms: ↑killifish • Member Holonyms: ↑Fundulus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • striped killifish — a killifish, Fundulus majalis, of the Atlantic coast of the U.S., the female of which is marked with black stripes. Also called mayfish. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fundulus — noun killifish • Syn: ↑genus Fundulus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cyprinodontidae, ↑family Cyprinodontidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fundulus majalis — noun black barred fish of bays and coastal marshes of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States • Syn: ↑striped killifish, ↑mayfish, ↑may fish • Hypernyms: ↑killifish • Member Holonyms: ↑Fundulus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Fundulus — noun killifish • Syn: ↑Fundulus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cyprinodontidae, ↑family Cyprinodontidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • may fish — noun black barred fish of bays and coastal marshes of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast of the United States • Syn: ↑striped killifish, ↑mayfish, ↑Fundulus majalis • Hypernyms: ↑killifish • Member Holonyms: ↑Fundulus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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