Hydrocyon

noun
Hy·​droc·​y·​on | \ hīˈdräsēˌän \

Definition of Hydrocyon

: a genus of large African carnivorous freshwater fishes of the family Characidae — compare tiger fish

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History and Etymology for Hydrocyon

New Latin, from hydr- + Greek kyōn dog

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“Hydrocyon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydrocyon. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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