plural noun

: a family of carnivorous South American river fishes that resemble the pikes but are related to and often included in the family Characidae

Word History


New Latin, from Erythrinus, type genus (from Greek erythrinos, a kind of fish, from erythr- + -inos -ine) + -idae

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“Erythrinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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