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characin

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noun char·a·cin \ˈker-ə-sən, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of characin

  1. :  any of a family (Characidae) of usually small brightly colored tropical freshwater fishes that includes many aquarium fishes

characin adjective


Origin of characin

ultimately from Greek charak-, charax pointed stake, a fish


First Known Use: 1882

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