American flag fish


Definition of American flag fish

: a small cyprinodont fish (Jordanella floridae) native to Florida swamps and mottled in blue and brown with white sides striped with red

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First Known Use of American flag fish

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“American flag fish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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