plural noun Er·y·thrin·i·dae \ˌerəˈthrinəˌdē\

Definition of Erythrinidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of erythrinidae

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

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